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    Sale 5351

    Christie's Interiors

    15 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    A FRENCH BRONZE OF A GRIFFON

    AFTER PIERRE JULES MENE, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH BRONZE OF A GRIFFON
    AFTER PIERRE JULES MENE, MID 19TH CENTURY
    Seated, signed to the base P J MENE
    7in. (17cm.) high


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    The Griffon breed is a rough wiry coated hunting dog, created in Belgium in the 19th century. These were favoured by Hansom cab drivers as intelligent guard dogs and for hunting out vermin in the stables. See Christopher Payne, Animals in Bronze, Antique Collectors' Club, published 1988, page 226, D71.

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