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Bronze Hindu 22" Sculpture Shiva & Shakti Statue
Bronze Hindu Sculpture of Shiva and Shakti in Erotic Embrace. The heavy bronze lovers statue, from the 1930's or earlier is mounted on an ornate oval platform with beading. In good condition, there is a bit of beading on the bottom edge that is missing. The sculpture measures 22 inches in height, 21 inches wide and weighs approximately 32 pounds. Myers Auction Gallery
Baker, Thomas of Lemmington (British, 1809-1869) Oil Painting
Baker, Thomas of Lemmington (British, 1809-1869) "No. 1 River-Scene Derbyshire." Oil on canvas painting. Signed on bottom of painting "T. Baker 1844", inscribed Thomas Baker "no. 1 River-Scene Derbyshire" on back. In good condition. There is some light scattered retouch in the clouds. Painting measures 20 inches x 30 1/8 inches, frame measures 24 inches x 34 inches.From Thomas Baker (English: 1809 - 1864) was a Midlands landscape painter and watercolorist often known as "Baker of Leamington" or "Landscape Bake". Born in Harborne, Birmingham, Baker was a student of Vincent Barber (1788-1838) at the Barber family's Charles Street Academy in Birmingham. Exhibiting publicly with the Birmingham Society of Artists from 1827 onwards, he painted landscapes throughout Warwickshire, the Midlands and the Welsh border regions and occasionally producing depictions of the Lake District, Scotland and Ireland. More often than not Baker's landscapes include cattle, although sheep and human figures are also fairly common in his works. Baker kept comprehensive records of his work and usually signed each major picture "T Baker", dated it to the year and numbered it on the back. Smaller pieces, studies and pencil sketches tend to be signed "T.B." (sometimes to be found playfully hidden around gravestones, fence posts, tree roots etc.) and dated more precisely. His diaries and notes - which contain an 800-strong list of his major works - are held in the Birmingham City Art Gallery while the art gallery at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa has a collection of over sixty Baker landscapes, a couple of which are nearly always on display in the Art Gallery. The art historian Alison Plumridge and local historian Charles Lines have both highlighted how Baker provided artistic tutoring to the local middle classes in order to supplement his earnings from major local patrons such as Lord Leigh. In terms of wider success, Baker exhibited four oil paintings at the Royal Academy between 1831 and 1858 with his work appearing more frequently at the British Institution (where he exhibited 19 paintings) and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. After his premature death in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, at the age of 55 (amid suggestions of murder that led to the suicide of his housekeeper, Hannah Hewitt), Baker's body was returned to his birthplace and buried in close proximity to the famous Midlands landscape artist David Cox at St. Peter's Church in Harborne, Birmingham. The Birmingham-based photographer and landscape painter Edmund Smith-Baker (usually given as E. S. Baker) was the eldest of Baker's five illegitimate children by Elizabeth Alice Smith, a lodging housekeeper from Cubbington. Edmund Smith-Baker ran a studio on Bristol Street in Birmingham together with his younger brother Thomas William, where - alongside the production of carte de visite photographs - he is believed to have completed new and previously unfinished Baker landscapes. Some of these works are signed; E.S. Baker while others display a rather more decorative signature of "E.S.B" in which the S; is combined with an enlarged B;. As a last point of interest with regard to Thomas Baker 'of Leamington', Charles Lines has suggested that, prior to his relationship with Elizabeth Alice Smith, the artist had previously been married at either Leamington All-Saints or Lillington Church and produced two legitimate sons. However, there is no evidence to support this. Myers Auction Gallery
Japanese black and gilt lacquer letter box from the 1920s or earlier.
Japanese black and gilt lacquer letter box from the 1920s or earlier. The shaped hanging box, is gilt decorated with intricately painted luminous figures performing various occupational tasks including basket making. In good conditon with no damage. Measures 9in height & 9.5in wide. Myers Auction Gallery
Fine 1920s Art Deco guilloche enamel sterling
Fine 1920s Art Deco guilloche enamel sterling silver and cut glass 3 piece perfume dresser jar set. Elegant bell-form cut glass perfume bottle has a beautiful blue enamel sterling stopper. Set includes 2 matching poumade dresser jars with bell-form star-c Myers Auction Gallery
Set of 11 Baccarat Montaigne Optic Wine Glasses
Eleven Baccarat Montaigne Optic Wine Glasses. Baccarat stamp on base of each stem. In good condition with no chips or cracks. Six glasses measure 7x 3 1/2", 5 glasses measure 6 3/8" x 3 1/4". Myers Auction Gallery
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