Born to a metal gilder family, Jules Moigniez was a 19th-century French animalier sculptor. Primarily working with bronze, Moigniez developed an interest in sculpting while studying under Paul Comolera. He frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon between 1859 and 1892. Although his career was short, Moigniez’s works are admired for their details, craftsmanship, and distinct style. The upcoming Antiques, Estates & Interiors | Online auction, presented by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, features a lion sculpture by Moigniez. Executed in bronze, the sculpture shows a hand-chased lion in brown patina.
Also among the leading lots is a 12-piece punch set by Steuben Glass Works. Named for the county in New York where the company was located, Steuben Glass Works was widely recognized for producing fine glass in the early 1900s. The firm took shape in 1903 when Thomas Hawkes, president of T.G. Hawkes and Company, and Frederick Carder began collaborating. Beyond the fine and decorative arts, the auction also includes a selection of clocks, furniture, and more. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Fontaine’s Auction Gallery.
# of Lots:450
Price Range:$50 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
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|Group of Nine Miniature Sewing Machines|| Estimate: |
|Steuben Twelve Piece Punch Set|| Estimate: |
|Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894)|| Estimate: |
|Handmade Aubusson Rug|| Estimate: |
|Ed Hemins Bisiter Lantern Clock|| Estimate: |