A pair of French patinated bronze figures: Sappho and Hélène
after models by Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (French, 1814-1883)
F. Barbedienne foundry, Paris
late 19th century
Each modeled standing, Sappho holding a lyre in her right hand, Hélène fingering the pearls about her neck, both with A. Collas Réduction Mécanique pastille, the latter incised F. BARBEDIENNE.FONDEUR and with indistinct ink inscription to underside.
heights 26 1/2 and 27 1/2in (67 and 70cm)