2 19th c. French Bronzes – Duret and Bouasse

Group of two 19th c. French bronze religious sculptures including: Francisque Joseph Duret (French, 1804-1865). Bronze sculpture titled “The Angel of the Annunciation,” marked with foundry stamp “Susse Freres Editeur” along the base. Provenance: Tajan, Paris, March 22, 2012; Lot 148; From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin. Emile Bouasse (French, 1832-1881). A small bronze depicting Mary and the infant Christ. Marked along the base with the artist’s Bouasse-Jeune company label. Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin. Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August. Angel of Annunciation; Height: 9 3/4 in x width: 4 in x depth: 3 in. Madonna & Christ; Height: 6 1/2 in x width: 2 in x depth: 1 1/2 in.