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Lot 0498
After Antonin Mercie
(French, 1845-1916)

"David, Vainqueur de Goliath"

patinated bronze
fourth quarter 19th century, cast signature, a "Reduction Mecanique/Collas" stamp and an "F. Barbedienne/Fondeur/Paris" foundry inscription along back of self-base, after the 1872 gold medal winning sculpture now conserved at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
h. 28-3/4", w. 14", d. 10"

Notes: According to the 1886 F. Barbedienne catalogue, this is reduction #3 (out of 5) with a height corresponding to 73 cm.


In overall good condition with scattered faint nicks, abrading and rubbing to patination. Some scratches to the bottom of base. Some soiling/accretions in more deeply modeled areas. All consistent with age, material and usage.

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After Antonin Mercie (French, 1845-1916)

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jul 28, 2018