19th Century Louis Auguste Moreau (Attrib) Statue Zinc

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
EUROPEAN LATE 19TH CENTURY FINELY SCULPTED STATUE IN ZINC ATTRIBUTED TO RENOWN

FRENCH SCULPTOR LOUIS AUGUSTE MOREAU...

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FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY STATUE IN ZINC ATTRIBUTED TO FRENCH SCULPTOR LOUIS AUGUSTE MOREAU

Inscribed "L. Moreau" (attributed to Louis Auguste Moreau)

INSCRIPTION: Inscribed OH!!! EH and "L. Moreau" on statue's base, another inscription appears on plate at wood base inscribed "Oh!!! Eh! par L. Moreau"

PERIOD: Late 19th century, Europe

Recent information assessed indicates if in bronze (versus zinc), this statue would be valued at approximately $12,000.

PROVENANCE/ACQUISITION: This statue was acquired from Scandinavian Porcelain, well-known European collectors of art/antiques (Denmark); The statue is exquisitely detailed, popularly endearing subject matter, of particular interest to Moreau collectors of fine art.

DIMENSIONS:

Height: 15" Width at base (widest point): 5-1/2" COLOR: Statue is sculpted in zinc (vs bronze), color of pewter (gun metal grey). Zinc was used as a medium by the French in the 19th century. View examples of zinc medium, such as Cartier elk statue, etc. at DHS Designs on the web . CONDITION REPORT: Pristine condition except for one 1/4" minor abrasion at rear
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