Dantan (Fr., 1800-1869), The Tambourine 19th century bronze sculpture of a woman in peasant dress playing a tambourine, her hair braided and adorned with a grape vine wreath featuring grape bunches, finely cast with well-defined draping and articulated cymbals on tambourine, signed "Dantan scpt" and "Vittoz Bronzier" (a Parisian foundry). 15.75 in.
Pair of palatial antique dore and patented bronze figural planters. A pair of planters in the form of reticulated gilt bronze grape vine baskets supported by dark patinated bronze winged caryatids. The caryatids are joined at the hands by gilt bronze wreaths and mounted on gilt bronze circular columns adorned with garland swags and masks. Measures: 34" H X 16" W. In our Garden City Long Island location.
Terracotta figure of Aphrodite crowning a herm of Dionysos. Date: 100BC (circa). Period/Culture: Hellenistic. Height: 23,3 cm. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_image.aspx
Roman statue of Melpomene, 2nd century AD. The muse is shown in a long-sleeved garment with a high belt, clothing that was associated with tragic actors. Her wreath of vines and grapes alludes to Dionysus, the god of the theatre.