Rare 2 large sculptures flare nineteenth-door bronze signed clodion 51.5 cm. The pair sculptures stanchion function / carrier flare. It lacks the flare holder that normally are large candlesticks ormolu sitting in a hand up towards the other hand extended upward. Tests bronze cast edition of the nineteenth century, a beautiful brown patina medal. The two sculptures are signed on the back by the artist clodion.
Each bronze sculpture is mounted on a marble base ringed with small bronze balls and decorated with a bronze plaque engraved \sculptures of bronze model very rare, especially in size. Total height with base: 51.5 cm.
Marble base diameter: about 22.1 cm. Wildlife Weight: about 12.8 kilograms. Child weight: about 12.3 kilograms.
Total weight of two sculptures: 25.1 kg. In very good condition, marble pedestals are in perfect condition, just to mention wear patina on bronze sculptures, see many photos. Short biography of the artist. Clodion, Claude Michel pseudonym, is a Lorraine sculptor and French since 1766 representative of the Rococo style, akin to the family of Adam sculptors.In 1755 he went to Paris in the workshop of his maternal uncle, the sculptor Lambert-Sigisbert Adam. He stayed four years, then became the death of his uncle a student of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
He received in 1759 the grand prize for sculpture and hand in Rome in 1762 where he lived until 1771, executing orders of the Duke of Rochefoucauld louis alexander ii catherine or who sought to draw in Russia. In 1773 he was recognized by the academy and received his first command of the king in 1779 for a statue of montesquieu. Because of the revolution, he retired in Lorraine where model several vases and statuettes for earthenware niderviller.
He is known for his mythological groups of dancers, nymphs bathing or terracotta. He has also performed large works, including Hercules in repose, the river scamandre, the flood tronchet a bust, etc. He is the author of the decor \Personal delivery only on gagny (93) or I can move myself following distance.
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