Art Nouveau Sculpture by Marie Louise Sarre, Resistance

Scarce Marie Louise Sarre sculpture from the beginning of last century. Artist signed ML which refers to Marie Louise Sarre.

Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

The sculpture is in very fine condition with no faults.

Marie Louise Sarre sculpture
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Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

Marie-Louise Sarre lived in Berlin before World War II. Her friends called her “Puppi,” meaning “small doll” in German. She didn’t have much of a doll when she became active in the German resistance against Hitler. In the summer of 1944 she was involved in a scheme to secure the support of none other than Heinrich Himmler in a plan to assassinate Hitler.

After the failed coup attempt of July 20, 1944, she and many others were arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She managed to escape and fled to Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived until her death at age 95, in 1999.

Her father was Friedrich Sarre, the first director of the Department of Islamic Art at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (today’s Bode Museum) in Berlin. Her maternal grandfather was Carl Humann, the discoverer and excavator of the Pergamum Altar in Turkey in the 1880s.

Her father also was member of The Solf Circle (German: Solf-Kreis) which was an informal gathering of German intellectuals involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany. Most members were arrested and executed after attending a tea party held near Heidelberg on September 10, 1943, at the residence of Elisabeth von Thadden. The group’s downfall also ultimately led to the demise of the Abwehr in February 1944.

Old Thai relief-sculpture with Deva

Attractive Thai Figure. Deva and Ornament


Old Thai figurine

Thai sculpture

Old Thai relief-sculpture with Deva on a stand and ornament around the figure. 2 deities next her legs and one at upper part.

At the back is some writing in Thai and in the middle a group of man with the young King Bhumibol.

It is made of stone-ware and stands 16 inches high. The weight is 3 kg.

At the upper part of the back is a fissure from burning process, at the upper part a small part is missing.

Moderate aging, several white and greenish dots (mold). Delicately shaped and standing out.

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Claire Jeane Colinet Art Deco Sculpture Nude Balancing Balls

Claire Jeane Colinet Art Deco Sculpture

Claire Jeane Colinet gilt bronze, nude: Art Deco figure of Lady balancing balls. Signed Ch. Jr. Colinet in the base.

The figure stands 36 cm (47 cm including base), weight: 5,4 kg.
Very good condition.

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Antique Chinese Bronze of a Qilin

Qing Dynasty Bronze Qilin

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Attractive bronze with strong expression, depicting a Qilin, a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature. Warm, natural patina.

The bronze stands somewhat uneven and there is a small hole form corrosion at the neck of the Qilin. Otherwise fine condition.

17 x 7 x 14 cm (7 x 3 x 5,5 inches), 756 gram.

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Authentic Alphonse Mucha Tete Byzantine Metal Bas Relief c. 1890

Most attractive old Alphonse Mucha Tete Byzantine Metal Bas Relief c. 1890

Alphonse Mucha: Two authentic, stunning metal bas reliefs, TETE BYZANTINE , pretty girls with Art Nouveau headdress.

Both are signed Muchá. Attractive original patina, sparsely use of turquoise color.

The bronzes have been cast in Germany and have imprints at reverse: “Gesetzlich geschützt ST. W.” (Hall mark of the Fürstlich Stolbergsches Hüttenamt Ilsenburg c. 1890).

Each one has a product number embossed.

Diameter: 22 cm, 1168 gram, good condition. They really stand out and make an exquisite gift.

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Antique Chinese Burial Object. Burnt Clay Sculpture.

Antique Chinese Sculpture. Burial Object, Clay.

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Antique animal clay sculpture (probably a ram). Burial object made of grey, burnt clay. Authentic object from the Song- or Yuan-Dynasty, hence app. 11.-13. century.

The object shows a very strong, lively expression.
The part or the right ear has a small fault with surly resulted from the process of burning, not later. No other damages.

2,2 x 4 x 3,4 inches (58 x 102 x 90 mm), 157 gram.

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Archduke Karl. Austrian Fleet Union. Arnold Hartig Bronze Plaque

Archduke Karl. Oesterr. Fleet Union. A. Hartig Plaque

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Portrait of he Austrian- Habsburg Emperor Karl I. (Archduke by that time) . War ships at reverse and a line OESTERR. FLOTTENVEREIN . KRIEGSFUERSORGE – 1914-1915.
Signed: A. HARTIG.

Fine condition.

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