Emile Louis Picault

French Bronze Neoclassical Style Tazza

Circa 1880 - 1900

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Description

A neoclassical-style bronze tazza or Athenienne made and signed by Emile Louis Picault, a well-listed French sculptor (1833-1915).

  • Depicts a romantic garden scene with a classically garbed couple, he with weapons of war, and she with a lute.
  • The composition is encircled by Latin phrases and names.
  • Signed lower right "E. Picault, sculp".
  • This piece memorializes the story of Herodias, the Jezebel of the New Testament.
  • Probably a Grand Tour souvenir.
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Wear consistent with age and use.

Small paint splatter on base.

Dimensions
Height: 5 inches / 12.7 cm
Diameter: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Materials
Bronze
Period
Louis XVI Style
Decorative Style
Neoclassical Style
Country of Origin
France
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