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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 545

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF A BACCHANTE AND A SATYR

    AFTER THE MODELS BY JEAN-BAPTISTE CLESINGER, CAST BY F.BARBEDIENNE, PARIS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF A BACCHANTE AND A SATYR
    AFTER THE MODELS BY JEAN-BAPTISTE CLESINGER, CAST BY F.BARBEDIENNE, PARIS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each inscribed 'J. CLESINGER/ROME 1862' and with foundry mark 'F. BARBEDIENNE'
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high (2)


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    Jean-Baptiste Clesinger (1814-1883), began exhibiting at the Salon in 1863. Edited by Barbedienne in four sizes, the present reductions are examples of the second largest size, Clsinger also modelled both figures together as a group (an example of which sold Christie's, Paris, 21 June 2006, lot 351).

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