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Creator: Christopher Fratin
Mid 19th Century Animalier Bronze entitled "Cheval Debout" by Christopher Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in London, GB
A striking mid 19th Century French bronze study of a proud standing Arab stallion with its tail and head lifted in an alert pose, raised on a naturalistic base. The surface with excellent mid to dark brown patina and very fine hand chased surface detail, signed Fratin ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height: 24.5 cm Width: 26 cm Depth: 8.5 cm Condition: Excellent Original Condition Circa: 1850 Materials: Bronze Book reference: Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell Page no. 94 SKU: 9069 ABOUT Christopher Fratin, French 1801 ~ 1864 also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors to portray animals in bronze. Fratin was born in Metz, Moselle, France the son of a taxidermist. He first studied drawing under Pioche in Metz and later worked in Paris at the studio of Théodore Géricault. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842 and 1850–1862, as well as at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Fratin never signed his bronzes but instead used a stamp showing his last name in straight block letters. One of the stamps he used (pictured) showed the "n" reversed, not by design but due to an error on the part of the maker of the stamp. Bronzes bearing this stamp have the appearance of not seeming to be genuine when in reality this foible is actually an indicator of authenticity. Fratin received monumental commissions in France and elsewhere, including the Deux Aigles Gardant Leur Proie (Eagles and Prey, created 1850) displayed since 1863 in New York City's Central Park. Many of his small bronzes—including his miniature bronzes which were more affordable due to their smaller size—were sold commercially to the general public during his lifetime. Today, Fratin's sculpture is on permanent display in the Louvre, the city museums of Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nîmes and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georg Eisler...
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Mid-19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century French Bronze Reclining Greyhound by Christopher Fratin, 1801-1864
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Stamford, CT
Very sensitive rendering of a greyhound at rest with a rich dark brown patina with lighter highlights showing through. The dog is shown reclining with one paw turned up, a detail I find endearing as a dog owner, my border collie does this too! Mounted on a polished black slate base, marked Fratin on the base. Also stamped with the foundry mark 'Daubree, Editeur'. A fine desk top, shelf, or mantel piece for the dog lover, Christopher Fratin (1 January 1801 – 16 August 1864), also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors to portray animals in bronze. Fratin was born in Metz, Moselle, France the son of a taxidermist. He first studied drawing under Pioche in Metz and later worked in Paris at the studio of Théodore Géricault. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831 to 1842 and 1850–1862, as well as at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Fratin never signed his bronzes but instead used a stamp showing his last name in straight block letters. Fratin received monumental commissions in France and elsewhere, including the Deux Aigles Gardant Leur Proie (Eagles and Prey, created 1850) displayed since 1863 in New York City’s Central Park. Today, Fratin’s sculpture is on permanent display in the Louvre, the city museums of Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nîmes and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georg Eisler...
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Mid-19th Century French Barbizon School Antique Christopher Fratin

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Slate, Bronze

19th Century Animaliers Bronze entitled 'Gazelle Et Faon' by Christophe Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in London, GB
A very fine Animalier bronze study of a feeding gazelle with her fawn reclining at her feet. The bronze with rich brown patina and excellent detail raised on a naturalistic base, signed Fratin and engraved with title to the fore ‘Gazelle’ Additional information Height: 10 cm Width: 17 cm Condition: Excellent Original Condition Circa: 1860 Materials: Bronze Book reference: Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg SKU: 4934 ABOUT Christopher Fratin (1 January 1801 – 16 August 1864), also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors to portray animals in bronze. Fratin was born in Metz, Moselle, France the son of a taxidermist. He first studied drawing under Pioche in Metz and later worked in Paris at the studio of Théodore Géricault. Work He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842 and 1850–1862, as well as at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Fratin never signed his bronzes but instead used a stamp showing his last name in straight block letters. One of the stamps he used (pictured) showed the "n" reversed, not by design but due to an error on the part of the maker of the stamp. Bronzes bearing this stamp have the appearance of not seeming to be genuine when in reality they are. Fratin received monumental commissions in France and elsewhere, including the Deux Aigles Gardant Leur Proie (Eagles and Prey, created 1850) displayed since 1863 in New York City's Central Park. Many of his small bronzes—including his miniature bronzes which were more affordable due to their smaller size—were sold commercially to the general public during his lifetime. Today, Fratin's sculpture is on permanent display in the Louvre, the city museums of Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nîmes and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georg Eisler...
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1860s French Art Nouveau Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Animal Bronze with Mouflon with Medal Patina YY Fratin Xixth
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
Mouflon resting bronze with medal patina by Christophe Fratin (1801-1864). XIXth century signed on the terrace. Dedication on the back of the Fleur Quesnel terrace. Dimension 17.5 cm...
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Early 20th Century Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Christophe Fratin, Cast Iron Statue Mare and Foal, 19th Century
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Beaune, FR
Cast Iron statue signed « Fratin » on the terrace representing a mare and her foal. Perfection condition. Weight - 9,5kg Artist - Christophe Fratin (1801-1874), french animal scu...
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19th Century French Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Lion Animal Bronze by Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
Lion animal bronze patina 19th century medallion signed Fratin on the terrace dimension 53 cm long 31 cm high 15 cm deep Additional information: Materi...
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19th Century Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Mid-19th Century French Bronze Entitled "Old Man Odry" by Christophe Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in London, GB
Exquisite mid 19th century French bronze study of an anthropomorphic bear sitting on a barrel playing a violin, the barrel can be opened halfway to form a container. The surface with excellent mid to dark brown patina and very fine hand chased surface detail, signed Fratin and titled Le Père Odry Additional Information Height: 17.8 cm Width: 8.6 cm Depth: 7.2 cm Condition: Excellent Original Condition Circa: 1845 Materials: Bronze Book reference: Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg About Le Père Odry Le Père Odry is a character in one of Balzac's novels, Unconscious Comedians which is one of the lesser known novels in the series La Comédie Humaine. The novel tells the story of a famous painter who takes his provincial cousin on a trip of Paris to open his eyes to what really goes on in the city behind the respectable façade. Le Père Odry appears in the novel as a dissolute actor. Christopher Fratin, French 1801 ~ 1864 also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors to portray animals in bronze. Fratin was born in Metz, Moselle, France the son of a taxidermist. He first studied drawing under Pioche in Metz and later worked in Paris at the studio of Théodore Géricault. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842 and 1850–1862, as well as at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Fratin never signed his bronzes but instead used a stamp showing his last name in straight block letters. One of the stamps he used (pictured) showed the "n" reversed, not by design but due to an error on the part of the maker of the stamp. Bronzes bearing this stamp have the appearance of not seeming to be genuine when in reality this foible is actually an indicator of authenticity. Fratin received monumental commissions in France and elsewhere, including the Deux Aigles Gardant Leur Proie (Eagles and Prey, created 1850) displayed since 1863 in New York City's Central Park. Many of his small bronzes—including his miniature bronzes which were more affordable due to their smaller size—were sold commercially to the general public during his lifetime. Today, Fratin's sculpture is on permanent display in the Louvre, the city museums of Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nîmes and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georg Eisler...
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Bronze Animal Deer and Fawn Late 19th Century Signed Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
Late 19th century animal bronze signed Fratin representing a wild animal having captured a young deer. Bronze mounted on wooden terrace Dimension height 29 cm for a length of 45 cm a...
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Late 19th Century Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Christophe Fratin "walking monkey" Bronze, Signed, XIXth Edition
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Christophe Fratin (1801-1864) "walking monkey" bronze, signed, signature of the founder Qyesnel XIXth edition.
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Bronze Bear Cup Signed Fratin with Daubrée Print
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
Fratin bear cup is signed Daubrée editor, 19th century, silver plate bronze. The cup is mounted on foot and is composed at the base of elephant heads and...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Bronze Bear Cup Not Signed
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
This Fratin bear cup is 19th century, not signed but similar to others, silver plate bronze. The cup is mounted on foot and is composed at the base of el...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Bronze Bear Cup Signed Daubrée Editor
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
This Fratin bear cup is signed Daubrée editor, 19th century, silver plate bronze. the cup is mounted on foot and is composed at the base of elephant head...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Lion Patina Medal by Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
19th century lion bronze animal patina medal signed Fratin on the terrace.
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19th Century European Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Bronze Bear Cup Fratin Signature is Engraved
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
This Fratin bear cup has engraved signature, 19th century, silver plate bronze. The cup is mounted on foot and is composed at the base of elephant heads ...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Gilded Bronze Centerpiece Monkeys Making Cigars
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
Gilded bronze centerpiece "Monkeys making cigars" 19th century Fratin Christophe Fratin (1801-1864) is a famous French animal sculptor who exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Mouflon at Rest Bronze with Medal Patina by Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
19th century Mouflon at rest bronze with medal patina by Christophe Fratin (1801-1864) signed on the terrace. Dedication on the back of the Fleur Quesnel terrace.
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19th Century French Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Late 19th Don Quixote and Sancho in Bronze Pair by Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in bronze pair by Fratin at the end of the XIXth century characters from the famous novel by Cervantes each riding their proud Rossinante and Rucio mount...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

19th Century Fratin Bronze Pair of Candelabras
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze pair of candelabras 19th century, Fratin Christophe Fratin (1801-1864) is a famous French animal sculptor who exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842 and 1850–1862, as wel...
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Mid-19th Century French Romantic Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

Don Quichotte and Sancho Pair of Bronze by Christophe Fratin
By Christophe Fratin
Located in Marseille, FR
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in bronze pair by Christophe Fratin (1801-1864) late 19th characters of the famous novel by Cervantes each riding their proud mount Rossinante and Rucio....
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Late 19th Century French Antique Christopher Fratin

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Bronze

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This is a very rare French bronze animalier sculpture of a stag by Christopher Fratin, circa 1840 in date. The superbly modeled and cast bronze bellowing stag is standing alert and ready to charge. It features a finely detailed naturalistic base, has a good dark brown patination and is signed FRATIN. Add this lovely example of Fratin's work to your collection. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition. Dimensions in cm: Height 36 x width 37 x depth 20 Dimensions in inches: Height 14.2 x width 14.6 x depth 7.9 Christopher Fratin (1 January 1801–16 August 1864), also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors to portray animals in bronze. Fratin was born in Metz, Moselle, France the son of a taxidermist. He first studied drawing under Pioche in Metz and later worked in Paris at the studio of Théodore Géricault. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831–1842 and 1850–1862, as well as at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Fratin never signed his bronzes but instead used a stamp showing his last name in straight block letters. One of the stamps he used showed the "n" reversed, not by design but due to an error on the part of the maker of the stamp. Bronzes bearing this stamp have the appearance of not seeming to be genuine when in reality they are. Fratin received monumental commissions in France and elsewhere, including the Deux Aigles Gardant Leur Proie (Eagles and Prey, created 1850) displayed since 1863 in New York City's Central Park. Many of his small bronzes—including his miniature bronzes which were more affordable due to their smaller size—were sold commercially to the general public during his lifetime. Today, Fratin's sculpture is on permanent display in the Louvre, the city museums of Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nîmes and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The Georg Eisler...
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