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Lot 0137
French Bronze Figural Garden Ornament

fourth quarter 19th century, modeled as a putto, probably representing Melpomene, holding a masque of Buskin ("Tragedy") with Sock ("Comedy") at his feet, signed indistinctly.
h. 25-1/2", w. 9", d. 10"


In overall very good condition with no visible losses, repairs, pitting or significant weathering/wear to the surface. Sculpture has light surface scratches, accretions and oxidation - all of which are commensurate with material and use. The work has a cast signature and is attributed to Gustave Joseph Cheret. Other examples have been sold at auction under the title "Enfants aux Masques ou La Comedie".

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French Bronze Figural Garden Ornament

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Dec 8, 2018