Lot 3
  • 3

After Gaspard Marsy (1624-81) and Anselme Flamen (1647-1717), "'Boreas Abducting Orithyia' ; and after Fran├žois Girardon (1628-1715),'Pluto Abducting Proserpina' French, 19th century

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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Description

  • 100cm. high, 37cm. wide; 3ft 3 1/2in., 1ft 2 1/2in.
a pair of bronze groups, each on a boulle marquetry and gilt-bronze base with scroll feet

Condition

An exceptionally fine and impressive pair of bronzes. The overall condiiton is very good, there is some wear to the patination of the upper arms and exposed limbs as one would expect and some minor marks. The bases have been well restored and the gilt-bronze cleaned, one of the mounts is slightly loose.
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Catalogue Note

Both sculptures were originally designed for Le Brun's Parterre d'Eau at Versailles and delivered in the early years of the 18th century.