• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 445

    A FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF THE APOLLO BELVEDERE

    CAST BY SOCIETE DES BRONZES, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY, THE PORPHORY SOCLE ASSOCIATED

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    A FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF THE APOLLO BELVEDERE
    CAST BY SOCIETE DES BRONZES, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY, THE PORPHORY SOCLE ASSOCIATED
    Inscribed Société des Bronzes.
    The bust 25 cm. high, 38 cm. incl. the socle


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    For a full discussion of the antique marble now in the Vatican Museum on which the present bronze is based, please see F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, London, 1981, cat. no. 8.

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