After Pierre Jules Mêne, French (1810-1879) A 19th century bronze model of two Whippets playing with a ball Group de deux levrettes jouant à la boulle
Lot 294
After Pierre Jules Mêne, French (1810-1879) A 19th century bronze model of two Whippets playing with a ball Group de deux levrettes jouant à la boulle
£700 - 1,000
US$ 1,200 - 1,700
Auction Details
Lot Details
After Pierre Jules Mêne, French (1810-1879)
A 19th century bronze model of two Whippets playing with a ball
Group de deux levrettes jouant à la boulle
the two dogs raised on an oval base designed as a carpet, signed P.J. MÊNE, mid brown patination (one dog detached from base) 15.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Originally modelled in 1846, Mêne exhibited this model along with four others at the Salon of 1848 and it is part of a series of pet dogs. The model is known in his catalogue as Deux levrettes (Jiji et Giselle) which were the names of the dogs he based the piece on.
    Related Literature: M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Pierre Jules Mêne, Catalogue Raisonné Univers de Bronze, Paris, page 128.
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