• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 267

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF THE VENUS DE MILO

    COLLAS REDUCTION CAST BY BARBEDIENNE AFTER THE ANTIQUE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF THE VENUS DE MILO
    COLLAS REDUCTION CAST BY BARBEDIENNE AFTER THE ANTIQUE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The base inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR. and stamped with Achille Collas reduction seal
    46.5 cm. high


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    Venus De Milo, also known as Aphrodite of Melos, is a replica of the original statue that currently resides in the Louvre in Paris. Originally sculpted in approximately 130 B.C., it was rediscovered in 1820 on the Aegean island of Melos.

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