19th Century French Patinated Spelter Hunting Dog with Bird Signed J. Moigniez
Decorate a man’s office or library with this antique spelter dog and bird sculpture with two tones finish. Created in France circa 1870, the sculpture composition is highly detailed; it depicts a hunting setter standing on a flat base holding a pheasant in his mouth. The piece is in excellent condition with a rich, aged two-tone patinated finish. The sculpture is signed on the front by the artist “J. Moigniez” with a stamp “France” on the back. A wonderful addition for any ranch house or hunting lodge!
Jules Moigniez (1835-1894) was a French animalier (animal) sculptor who was active during the 19th century. His output was primarily cast in bronze and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his bronzes 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. Listed in the Benezit.
Measures: 22″ W x 9″ D x 16.5″ H.
|Dimensions||22" W x 9" D x 16.5" H|
Late 19th Century