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Vintage Recumbent Lion Figure, Continental, Bronze Animal Sculpture, After Barye

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This is a vintage recumbent lion figure. A Continental, bronze animal sculpture after Antoine-Louis Barye, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Superb detail accentuates this substantial lion figure Displays a desirable aged patina and in very good order Lightly weathered bronze presents a palette of deep brown hues Good weight in the hand at a robust 6.52kg (14.37 lb) Exceptional character to the face, with a prominent, regal look Bountiful, bushy mane captured in a delightfully appealing manner Makers mark present for the Bronze Masters foundry After the works of Barye (1796 - 1875), a renowned animalier and sculptor Dressed to the base with a protective leather pad This is a striking vintage recumbent lion figure, with incredible detail to the quality bronze form. Of great weight, lending itself to paperweight duty upon an executive desk, as well as prominent upon a mantlepiece. Delivered ready to display. Dimensions: Max Width: 29cm (11.5'') Max Depth: 16cm (6.25'') Max Height: 20.5cm (8'')
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8.08 in (20.5 cm)Width: 11.42 in (29 cm)Depth: 6.3 in (16 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1970
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Presented in very good vintage condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Hele, Devon, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 18.98281stDibs: LU2645337774092
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