Jean-Louis Gregoire, (1840-1890)
Jean-Louis Gregoire, French (1840-1890).An impressive late 19th century French cast patinated bronze figure of Mozart as a boy, tuning his violin, on a shaped base inscribed 'MOZART' and signed "L. Gregoire," stamped 'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE 1889 MEDAILLE D'OR', mid brown patination, 29", (74cm) high.Provenance: Deceased estate, Sutton Coldfield. Purchased from a leading Decorative Arts gallery at the Grosvenor Antiques Fair in 2000.This figure was produced in more than one size: a smaller 21" (53cm) version with later 1900 stamp (indicating a less desirable, posthumous casting) was sold earlier this year at auction in London.
Some rubbing to highpoints. Bow is bent and rubbed, plus snapped at base. Otherwise good order. Please note:Due to the size and vulnerability of the items in our Antiques & Fine Art auctions we are unable to post out these items "in house". We do, however recommend a selection of packaging and shipping companies. For national and international deliveries, we suggest: IJK Couriers07917 500522 Email: info@ijkcouriers. co. uk www. ijkcouriers. co. uk Alban Shipping01582 493 099 Email: info@albanshipping. co. uk www. albanshipping. co. uk