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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 253

    A FRENCH BRONZE 'MODELE' ENTITLED 'JEUNE FILLE CONFIANT SON SECRET A VENUS'

    CAST FROM A MODEL BY FRANÇOIS JOUFFROY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE 'MODELE' ENTITLED 'JEUNE FILLE CONFIANT SON SECRET A VENUS'
    CAST FROM A MODEL BY FRANÇOIS JOUFFROY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Signed Jouffroy 1839 and CH.C
    31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) high


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    Ferdinand Barbedienne's 1886 catalogue notes the present group, was available in four reductions - 81, 64, 55 and 40 cm. Measuring exactly 81 cm. and preserving a number of variously-sized pins at construction joints, one may speculate that the present lot is likely an original modèle or epreuve, possibly that of Barbedienne.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND