Six (6) Decorative Continental items. 1st item: Cold-painted Vienna bronze figural inkwell group, comprised of a bird with hinged neck inkwell perched on one end of green leaf, Iris spay with purple Iris flower bloom at other end, marked “Geschutzt” with inventory/pattern number to underside of base. 4-1/2″ H x 13″ L x 4″ W. Austria, late 19th century. 2nd-3rd items: Pair of French bronze and ceramic bird standing boudoir lamps, shield shaped bronze bases with repousse floral decoration, two candle arms with gilt leaf sprays and porcelain flowers surrounding porcelain bird at center, Maker’s mark: OFO, Made In France, on base. 8-3/4″ H overall x 9-1/4″ W overall x 5-1/2″ D. France, early 20th century. 4th-5th items: Pair of cobalt blue enamel, champleve and gilt small vases with hand-painted vignettes of putti holding bows and arrows, opposite vignette of quiver with arrows in similar floral spray background, both putti vignettes signed “Collet”. Vases mounted on round mottled green bases, 8-1/2″ H x 2-1/2″ W base. French, mid-19th century. 6th item: Turquoise blue porcelain tubular small flower vase with gilt bronze beaded rim, hand-painted vignette of peasant girl in outdoor scene, illegible marks on shaped base. 5-1/2″ H x 1-1/2″ W base. French, late 19th century. Provenance: Property of a private Knoxville, Tennessee collector. CONDITION: 1st item: Later white ceramic inkpot repaired. Scattered minor wear to surface. 2nd-3rd items: One bird with tail and tip of beak reglued. Scattered small chips to some flower petals. One pink bud branch broken off but clean, older break. Some surface grime. 4th-5th items: Decoration in overall very good condition with minor wear to gilt. Scattered small chips and 1/4″ L loss to marble supports. 6th item: Minor wear to gilt and paint decoration.
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