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A bronze group of a hound with three puppies

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A bronze group of a hound with three puppies

CAST AFTER THE MODEL BY P.J. MÊNE, FRENCH, 20TH CENTURY

Details
A bronze group of a hound with three puppies Cast after the model by P.J. Mêne, French, 20th Century The base inscribed P.J. MÊNE 59cm. high x 102cm. wide x 60cm. deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 17 December 1997, lot 474.
Special Notice

Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

Lot Essay

Pierre Jules Mêne is considered to be one of the most succesfull and prolific Animaliers of his day. Born in Paris in 1810, he was the son of a metal-turner who taught him the basics of the trade. In the centre of Parisian artisan life Mêne exhibited at the Salon from 1838 onwards. Here he launched his career with a group entitled 'Dog and Fox'. In the same year he also established his own foundry. In 1851 and 1862 he showed his work at the Great Exhibitions in London. Mêne died in Paris in 1879 (M. Forrest, Art Bronzes, Pennsylvania, 1988, p. 478).

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