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January 31, 2009 - Garth's Auctions, Inc.

January 31, 2009 - Garth's Auctions, Inc.

122BRONZE SCULPTURE

122BRONZE SCULPTURE TITLED DESHA BY HARRIETWHITNEY FRISHMUTH (NEW YORK, 1880-1980).Signed and dated 1927, and marked by the Gorham Foundry.Resting on a black marble base. 14 3/4”h.$8,000-$12,000x121121BRONZE SCULPTURE TITLED THE VINE BY HARRIET WHITNEYFRISHMUTH (NEW YORK, 1880-1980).Signed, dated 1921, and with the Gorham Foundry mark. Resting on ablack marble base. 12 3/4”h.$8,000-$12,00012234 | GARTH’S JANUARY 31, 2009

123MONUMENTAL BRONZE INKWELL BY ALEXANDREVIBERT (FRANCE, 1847-1909).Signed on the base by the artist and the foundry.Medieval lady seated on an elephant throne, with giltaccents and inset stones, and the pot at her feet opens toreveal an inkwell. 14”h.$1,500-$2,500124PAIR OF BRONZE BUSTS SIGNED FOR JEANCLESINGER (FRANCE, 1814-1883).Both signed in the casting with “Rome 1860” as well asthe “F. Barbedienne Fondeur” mark. Classical busts ofman and woman, 12 1/2”, 14”h.$2,000-$3,000124123125PAIR OF BRONZE BUSTS TITLED LACIGALE AND LA FOURMI BY BOHN(FRANCE, LATE 19TH CENTURY).Both titled and signed in the casting. Bustlengthsculptures of a hooded, seriouswoman and a happy woman donning afeather. 22”h.La Cigale et La Fourmi (The Cricket andthe Ant) was one of the earliest fables ofJean La Fontain (1621-1695), in which theirresponsible cricket sings all summer andends up without food for the winter. Whenthe cricket asks the ant, who had preparedfor winter, for help, the ant responds, “Welldone, my dear friend, now you can alsodance.”$1,000-$2,000125| 35

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