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    Sale 5898

    Christie's Interiors

    6 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    A FRENCH BRONZE HUNTING GROUP OF A LIONESS AND CUBS

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1800-1864)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH BRONZE HUNTING GROUP OF A LIONESS AND CUBS
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1800-1864)
    THE LIONESS CARRYING AN ANTELOPE IN HER MOUTH, ONE CUB RAISED ON ITS HIND LEGS IN EXCITEMENT AT THE PREY, THE OTHER BITING AT THE ANTELOPE'S EAR, ON A NATURALISTIC CAST BASE, INSCRIBED 'FRATIN'
    10½ IN. (26.6 CM.) HIGH; 20 IN. (51 CM.) WIDE


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