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French Animalier Bronze Study "Jiji" by Pierre Jules Mêne

US$3,910.93

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Delightful mid-19th century French Animaliers bronze study of a playful Whippet looking around in an attitude to play with a ball at her feet, with rich brown rubbed to a golden color and fine hand chased surface detail. Signed P J Mene and raised on a naturalistic carpet base. An exceptionally fine early example of one of the artist's most popular subjects from his own foundry Pierre-Jules Mêne, French, 1810-1879, was born in Paris, the son of a prosperous metal-turner. His father trained him in metal-working techniques and he quickly put them together with his own natural talent for drawing and began creating small sculptures. Mêne rapidly became one the most successful and popular animalier of his time. Examples of Mêne's work reside in venues around the world, including museums such as the Ashmolean, the Louvre, the Metropolitan, and the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Width: 6.7 in. (17 cm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1860
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface. This change to the surface is known as 'patina' and confirms the age of the item.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 82131stDibs: LU3216319450902

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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