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French Antique Cherubs Statue-1800s(Statue is plaster underneath)H=24 7/8, Base=13 5/8 x 9 1/2An Antique French Plated, Cast Plaster Statue of Musical Putti at Play Ð Incised Signature: Vivi Ð Very Good Antique Condition Ð Minor Oxidizing to Plating Ð 19th C.This unusual antique French plaster statue has been plated with a thin mixture of a copper based solution applied over the casting of plaster. The result appears as though the statue is bronze and the method was probably not easily accomplished.The subject is a group of three mischievous, putti musicians on a foliate ground tipping over a vessel with liquid spilling down the hill. The putti on top holds a tambourine while the bottom two hold castanets and a flute. Musical putti were a popular subject in Greek Mythology and being putti, were always depicted as mischievous..