I am selling a great Antique Victorian L.F. Moreau 14 1/2" Spelter "Grape Picker" Figurine/Sculpture. c.1880's. Made in France.
Signed "L.F. Moreau" (pictured) "France" (pictured). Plaque on base marked: "VENDANGEUR (which translates to Grape Picker) Par l. et F. Moreau Med. d'Ori" (pictured). It measures approx. 14 1/2 in. tall. In Excellent condition. No breaks, cracks or repairs.
Made by brothers Louis Auguste (1855-1919) known for bronzes & metal sculptures & Hippolyte Francois (1857-1930) a painter & sculptor. The brothers were from Dijon, France. They are best know for their bronze & metal sculptures, garniture sets & ornate clocks. They are well know listed artists & their auction records for bronzes typically bring $10,000 and up.
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