Bugatti Father and Son

An exhibition of furniture and silver from Carlo Bugatti, as well as sculptures by Rembrandt Bugatti, returned from two major museum exhibitions: Rembrandt Bugatti at the National Galerie in Berlin, and The Art of Bugatti at the Mullin Museum, Los Angeles.

Throughout 2014 and the earlier part of this year, crowds flocked to these two seminal exhibitions. The return of the many loans from the Sladmore and organised through the Sladmore presents an opportunity to celebrate the success of the museum shows.

In addition, these returning museum loans will be supported by a select group of works from the gallery’s current stock which will be available for sale.
The Sladmore will also launch a short documentary film produced by Distant Object Production about the National Gallery of Berlin exhibition which features the majority of the 80 sculptures exhibited.

The exhibition runs until the end of July.


Throne Chair, c.1900
Carlo Bugatti, (Italian, 1856-1940)

A fine quality, early twentieth century ‘Throne Chair’, by Carlo Bugatti (Italian, 1856-1940), with ebonised wood and bone inlay, applied hammered copper relief, parchment, with the backrest having original watercolour decoration.


Height: 41" (104cm)
Length: 27" (68cm)

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Pair of Chairs, c.1890
Carlo Bugatti, (Italian, 1856-1940)

A fine quality, late nineteenth century 'Pair of Chairs’, by Carlo Bugatti (Italian, 1856-1940), each with ebonised wood and bone inlay, applied hammered copper relief, parchment and with the backrest having original watercolour decoration.


Height: 42" (106cm)
Length: 18" (44cm)

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Dragonfly Salver
Carlo Bugatti, (Italian, 1856-1940)

An important silver 'Dragonfly Tray' by Carlo Bugatti (Italian, 1856-1940). This tray is signed ‘Carlo Bugatti’ and engraved by the foundry ‘A.A. Hébrard, 8 Rue Royale, Paris’. The dragonfly was Bugatti’s favourite organic motif and is to be found frequently on his furniture either incorporated into inlaid metal designs, in watercolour sketches on parchment or as gilded bronze mounts.


Height: 1" (2cm)
Length: 18" (45cm)


8969

Girl with Cat, c.1906
Rembrandt Bugatti, (Italian, 1884-1916)

A rare, fine quality, early twentieth century bronze model of a 'Girl with Cat' by Rembrandt Bugatti. This bronze was cast by the lost wax process at the Hébrard Foundry, Paris, in 1909. Before casting it was signed and stamped in the wax 'R. Bugatti, A.A. Hébrard Cire Perdue’. This cast has a warm brown patina with reddy undertones.


Height: 22cm


Mes Antilopes, 1908
Rembrandt Bugatti, (Italian, 1884-1916)
A unique, fine quality, early twentieth century life-size bronze model of Two Antelopes, entitled 'Mes Antilopes’, by Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916). This bronze was cast by the lost wax process at the Hébrard Foundry in Paris. Before casting it was signed 'R. Bugatti', stamped ‘A.A. Hébrard Cire Perdue' and inscribed ‘Piece Unique’, ‘1908’ in the wax. It has a rich dark brown patina with reddy brown undertones.
Height: 35" (90cm), Length: 80" (204cm)

Stalking Panther, 1913-1914
Rembrandt Bugatti, (Italian, 1884-1916)

A rare, fine quality, early twentieth century bronze model of a 'Stalking Panther', entitled 'Panthere a l'Affut', by Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916). This sculpture was cast in bronze by the lost wax process at the Hébrard Foundry, Paris in 1925. Before casting it was signed and stamped in the wax ‘R. Bugatti’, ‘A.A. Hébrard Cire Perdue’. This cast has a dark brown patina with reddy brown undertones.


Height: 12" (30cm)
Length: 25" (64cm)

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Walking Stork, 1912
Rembrandt Bugatti, (Italian, 1884-1916)

A fine quality, early twentieth century bronze model of a 'Walking Stork ' by Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian, 1884-1916). This bronze was cast by the lost wax process at the Hébrard foundry, Paris, circa 1925. Before casting it was signed and stamped in the wax 'Rembrandt Bugatti', 'A.A. Hébrard', 'Cire Perdue'. This bronze has a dark brown patina with lighter brown undertones.


Height: 14" (36cm)
Length: 11" (27cm)