11 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A bronze figure of a resting dog
cast from a model by Nikolai Liberich inscribed in Cyrillic 'N. Lieberich' and engraved 'Fabr.C.F. Woerffel. St. Petersburg.'
Realistically cast, lying with outstretched fore-paw and raised head, inscribed in Cyrillic 'N. Liberich' around the collar and engraved in Russian 'Fabr. C.F. Woerffel. St. Petersburg.' under right paw
14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) long
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Nicholas Ivanovich Leiberich (1828-1883) modelled this and other dogs in many poses.
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