18 May 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (1810-1871)
signed 'P.J. Mêne' and with foundry inscription 'Coalbrookdale'
bronze, rich dark-brown patina
13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high
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The prolific Coalbrookdale Company was an iron and bronze foundery active in England from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The company exhibited animalier casts by Mêne and others at the London Universal Exhibition of 1862.
For a note on this model please see lot 94.
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