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Antique Fontaine Figure, French, Bronze, Statue, After Ernest Rancoulet



This is an antique Jean de la Fontaine figure. A French, bronze statue after Ernest Rancoulet, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920. A bronze seated figure of noted fabulist Jean de la Fontaine Displays a desirable aged patina Bronze with great weathered appearance Great detail to the facial features, hair and clothing Sitting in relaxed pose, posturing as he reads from a book The pose being striking from several angles Pleasing weight of 5.69kg (12.5lb) Inscription to book reads 'Le chêne et le roseau' - The Oak and the Reed This was adapted into French by de la Fontaine from the fable by Aesop Signed to the rear as 'Rancoulet' This is a fascinating antique seated figure in bronze, in the manner of the celebrated French sculptor Ernest Rancoulet. A study of Jean de la Fontaine, the noted fabulist who collected works from around Europe and translated them into French. This piece offers literary interest as well as an appealing collectible piece. Delivered polished and ready to display. Dimensions: Max width 25.5cm (10'') Max depth 15cm (6'') Max height 27cm (10.75'').


  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.63 in. (27 cm)Width: 10.04 in. (25.5 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Presented in very good antique condition.
  • Seller Location
    Hele, Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 18.70051stDibs: LU2645321900752

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Hele, Devon, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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