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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A FRENCH PATINATED-BRONZE AND WROUGHT-IRON FIGURAL GROUP, ENTITLED 'LE PUITS QUI PARLE'

    CAST BY SUSSE FRÈRES FROM A MODEL BY PAUL-EUGÈNE MENGIN, CIRCA 1900

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    A FRENCH PATINATED-BRONZE AND WROUGHT-IRON FIGURAL GROUP, ENTITLED 'LE PUITS QUI PARLE'
    CAST BY SUSSE FRÈRES FROM A MODEL BY PAUL-EUGÈNE MENGIN, CIRCA 1900
    The base signed 'P. MENGIN.sculpt' and with cachet 'SUSSE FRÈRES / EDITEURS / PARIS'
    57 ½ in. (146 cm.) high; 32 ¼ in. (82 cm.) wide; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    The present model was first exhibited by the Susse Frères foundry at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. Edited by Susse in three reductions, the present lot being an example of the largest, the model subsequently appeared in the firm's printed catalogues until 1905. Another cast of this size sold Christie's, London, 15 March 2012, lot 28 (£58,850).