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A pair of Empire patinated bronze lions, first quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 EUR
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A pair of Empire patinated bronze lions, first quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Empire patinated bronze lions, first quarter 19th century
on a gilt-bronze base, one stand in veined marble, the other in black marble
Quantity: 2
Haut. totale 16 cm, larg. 25,5 cm, prof. 11,5 cm; Total height 6 1/4  in; width 10 in; depth 4 1/2  in
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Literature

Related literature:

J.-P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, p. 255, cat. no. 254 ;

Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, figs. 5.4.6. and 5.4.5.

Catalogue Note

This attractive pair of patinated bronze lions is after the Egyptian black basalt statues of two recumbent lions adorning the railings of the steps leading to the Capitoline Hill, Rome. In France, around 1805-10, bronze variations of this model were made amongst others by Antoine-André Ravrio and Claude Galle. In particular, the figures on a fender by the latter bronzier at Versailles, Grand Trianon (inv. no. T 55C) present striking resemblances with the present pair.

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