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L'arrière de la tête porte un " C " couronné, poinçon utilisé entre 1745 et 1749. Please note that the back of the head is stamped with a C-couronne hallmark which was used between 1745 and 1749.
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A BRONZE FRAGMENTARY HEAD OF LOUIS XIV WORKSHOP OF FRANCOIS GIRARDON (1628-1715), LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY
With elaborate perruque and his head turned to sinister, on a modern wooden support and circular ebonised wood socle, the underside with the remains of a paper label; dark brown patina with chocolate high points
The head offered here appears to have come from the same mould as a variant model of Girardon's equestrian bronze of Louis XIV in the Prado Museum, Madrid (illustrated in M. Martin, Les Monuments équestres de Louis XIV, Paris, 1986, p. 115, no. 62).