27 October 2006
A FRENCH ORIENTALIST POLYCHROME-DECORATED SPELTER FIGURE
CAST AFTER THE MODEL BY LOUIS HOTTOT, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The standing male dressed in robes and turban, with water bottle and knife at his waist, standing on a rocky ground, inscribed L.HOTTOT
30 in. (76 cm.) high
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Born in Paris in 1829, Louis Hottot (d. 1905) exhibited at the Salon from 1885 until 1898. He specialised in oriental figures including Fille d'Egypte (1885) and Appel 'La Danse' Memphis (1892).
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