A French patinated bronze animalier plaque: Le Heure de l'Avoine
after a model by Louis-François-Georges Comte de Ferrières (French, 1837-1907)
late 19th century
Modeled as two horses behind a stable door, two hounds to the foreground, incised Cte de Ferrières, mounted within a walnut frame, with title plaque to front.
height of bronze 21 1/4in (54cm); width 12 1/4in (31cm); height of frame 25in (63.5cm); width 16 1/4in (41cm)