28 October 2003,
Price realised USD 14,340
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1795-1875)
Lion au serpent No3, esquisse (Lion crushing a snake No3, sketch model)
signed BARYE, the front of the base inscribed SOUVENIR D'AMITIÉ 1864, the underside with scratched S.P.A., white paint S.P.A. and 257, red paint S.P.A. and museum accession number 20.991 and black ink 23
bronze, dark-brown/red patina
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
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See lot 217 for a note on this model. The dated dedication engraved on the present cast confirms it to be an épreuve ancienne.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
Samuel P. Avery and by descent to Samuel P. Avery jr.
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