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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 443

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE BUSTS OF VOLTAIRE AND ROUSSEAU

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, CAST BY FERDINAND BARDEDIENNE, AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE BUSTS OF VOLTAIRE AND ROUSSEAU
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, CAST BY FERDINAND BARDEDIENNE, AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)
    Each inscribed 'F.BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR', one inscribed '107' with a 'A.COLLAS REDUCTION MECANIQUE' roundel, on black marble bases with chamfered corners
    15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high (2)


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