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19th Century French Bronze Lamp of Male Indian Figure


A well patinated bronze figure, representing an American Indian, wearing a draped headdress, robe and a pendant hooped earring. Signed to the plinth 'A.Tossaint 1850', and the foundry, 'Graux-Marly, Fat. de Bronze' France, circa 1850 The Parisian firm of Graux-Marly was established in 1845, with premises at 37, boulevard du Temple. In 1849 the company won a bronze medal at the' Exposition of French Products of the Second Republic' and this was bettered six years later by a first-class medal at the' Paris Universelle Exposition of 1855' for bronzes and decoration made at its larger foundry in 41, boulevard du Temple. Toussaint (1806-1862) was a pupil of David d'Angers, and showed at the Paris Salon from 1832 onwards; elected as a Chevalier to the Legion d'honneur in 1852; the Fine Art Museum of Angers exhibits his bust of David d'Angers. This figure of the Indian Slave also features in the Barbedienne catalogue, page 72. Literature; Benezit, 'Dictionnaire des Peintures, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Gravures', published by Librairie Grund, 1976.     


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    A. Toussaint - G. Chaudoir (Designer)
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    H 39 in. x W 13 in. x D 13 in.H 99.06 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 33.02 cm
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    London, GB
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