• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 336

    A BRONZE GROUP OF WRESTLING MEN

    FRENCH, LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE GROUP OF WRESTLING MEN
    FRENCH, LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    On an integral rectangular bronze plinth; medium brown patina with lighter high points; traces of oxidisation
    15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) high; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) overall


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    A virtually identical group of two wrestling men formerly in the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was sold, Christie's Paris, 25 February 2009, lot 384.

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    Provenance

    Sold in Christie's London, 16th December 1986, lot 37 (£5,500)


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present lot was sold in Christie's London, 16th December 1986, lot 37.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 300-385)