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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Decorative arts  >  Art metalwork  >  Repousse

Black swan casket, 1914

This is a hexagonal (six-sided) container made in copper and decorated in enamel and gilt by the Australian modernist artist and designer Ethel Barringer (1884-1925). The strong geometric design has been offset by the liveliness of the insets on each side panel and on the lid, and the elegant arches at the base of the object. ...


Art nouveau 'Matador' oil lamp, c1900

This is a table lamp of brass, cast bronze and glass, made in about 1900. The lamp was made in France by an unknown maker and its oil burner was made in Berlin by a German company, Ehrich and Graetz, between 1895 and 1905. Measuring 40.5 cm (height) x 27.0 cm (diameter), the lamp has three main components: a fuel container ...