Born in Lille, France on December 12th 1858, Emmanuel Villanis was to become one of the most productive and popular Sculptors of the late 19th Century. Recognised today as one of the foremost sculptors of the Art Nouveau era, he was able to capture such character and realism in his bronze busts that they are highly sought after around the world by avid collectors.
Regarded as one of the leading ivory carvers of the 1920s and 1930s, the skill of Ferdinand Preiss in detailing and modelling in ivory was unsurpassed in the Art Deco era. Preiss is most well known for his stunning young ladies that perfectly capture the energy and seduction of the Art Deco Period, as well as his exquisite models of children.
Fortunately for collectors, Bronze sculptures need very little in the way of cleaning and polishing. The best advice as to their care is more a case of what not to do rather than what must be done. But to give you peace of mind, below we have written our top tips for cleaning and taking care of bronzes.
Emile Gallé, 1846 – 1904, is considered a driving force behind the Art Nouveau movement and one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. His naturalistic designs and innovative techniques greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style.