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A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE TERRIERS
A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE TERRIERS

AFTER THE MODEL BY CAFFIERI, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE TERRIERS
After the model by Caffieri, Late 19th Century
Each seated on a later brass-mounted verde antico marble base
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high, overall (2)

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The present lot is inspired by the celebrated 18th Century chenets by Jacques Caffieri. Modelled with a seated dog and cat, the original model was recorded in a 1755 inventory taken from Caffieri's workshop. His son Philippe Caffieri supplied a pair of chenets featuring a cat and poodle to the Prince de Condé in 1773, at a cost of 1,120 livres (Svend Eriksen Early Neo-Classicism in France, Faber 1974, p. 357 pl. 223).
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