A rare 'Rodeo' mascot cast by John Dore, sculpted by Charles Paillet, French, circa 1920,
Lot 17
A rare 'Rodeo' mascot cast by John Dore, sculpted by Charles Paillet, French, circa 1920,
€2,000 - 2,400
US$ 2,500 - 2,900

Lot Details
A rare 'Rodeo' mascot cast by John Dore, sculpted by Charles Paillet, French, circa 1920,
signed, nickel plated bronze, superbly detailed and exceptionally fine mascot depicting a Rodeo rider, jumping on to the bull, outstanding detail and movement, 11cm high, on a wooden display base, together with a photocopy of the complete French 'Rodeo 'mascot catalogue, depicting this piece, retailed at 300FF in 1920, and showing it then displayed on its original turned wooden base.
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Footnotes

  • Charles Paillet was born at Moulin- Englebert,(Nievre) France on March 31st 1871. He studied under Georges Gardet and exhibited at the Ecole Des Artistes Francais from 1897, winning third class in 1902, second class in 1904, and the supreme first class medal in 1922. Most of his works were cast by the foundry Thiebault Freres both in lost wax and by the sand-cast method. Charles Paillet, Georges Gardet, Rene Paris, as well as others make up the second generation of Animalier sculptors and exhibited their works between the great period of animal bronzes and the art deco period that was to replace the naturalistic Animalier style. He died in 1937.
    The life of Charles Paillet is documented in the following books:
    Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell (1971)
    The Animaliers by James Mackay (1973)
    Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
    Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg (1994)
    A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)
    Dictionnaire des Peintres et Sculpteurs by E. Benezit (1966)
    Dictionnaire de Sculpteurs de l'ecole Francaise by Stanaslas Lami (1914)
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