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A life-size French bronze faun, Lepere, Thiebaut
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Description
A life-size French patinated bronze figure of a faun
Alfred-Adolphe-Edouard Lepere (French, 1827-1904)
Thiebaut Foundry
second half 19th century
Standing holding a dead hare a loft with a staff in his left hand, inscribed Fdu par Von Thiebaut. and alfred Le Père.sc. 1862.
height 95in (241.5cm); dimensions of plinth 33 3/4 x 18 1/2in (86 x 47cm)
Condition
About 500 lbs
The dark black/green patination with areas of wear and loss of patination in scattered areas. A few surface scratches visible and some areas of streaking, probably due to water. The fig leaf probably later detatching to reveal two vacant holes in the top of the figure's penis. Heavy staining to the plinth base with some bending.
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A life-size French bronze faun, Lepere, Thiebaut

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
Mar 03, 2019
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Starting Price $5,000
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0343: A life-size French bronze faun, Lepere, Thiebaut

Sold for $9,500
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Est. $10,000 - $15,000Starting Price $5,000
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Lot 0343 Details

Description
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A life-size French patinated bronze figure of a faun
Alfred-Adolphe-Edouard Lepere (French, 1827-1904)
Thiebaut Foundry
second half 19th century
Standing holding a dead hare a loft with a staff in his left hand, inscribed Fdu par Von Thiebaut. and alfred Le Père.sc. 1862.
height 95in (241.5cm); dimensions of plinth 33 3/4 x 18 1/2in (86 x 47cm)
Condition
...
About 500 lbs<br/>The dark black/green patination with areas of wear and loss of patination in scattered areas. A few surface scratches visible and some areas of streaking, probably due to water. The fig leaf probably later detatching to reveal two vacant holes in the top of the figure's penis. Heavy staining to the plinth base with some bending.

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