19th Century French Spelter Hunt Dog and Bird Sculpture on Marble Base
Decorate your study or mantel with this beautifully executed hunt composition. Crafted in France, circa 1870 in the style of French sculptor Jules Moigniez, the expressive figure sits on a black and grey marble slab base; the spelter subject depicts a hunting setter holding a pheasant in his mouth. The sculpture has intricate, textured details throughout; the composition is in excellent condition and adorns a wonderful aged patinated spelter finish. The piece would make a charming addition to a hunting lodge, library or man’s study. Jules Moigniez (1835-1894) was a French animalier (animal) sculptor who was active during the 19th century. His output was primarily cast in spelter and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his spelters depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce quality horse sculptures (primarily racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes. His bird sculptures were among the finest ever created during his time. Measures: 17.75″ W x 4.25″ D x 12″ H.
|Dimensions||4.25" W x 17.75" D x 12" H|
Late 19th Century