A pair of Louis XIV style marble figures of Fame and Mercury on pedestals after models  by Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)
Lot 1110
A pair of Louis XIV style marble figures of Fame and Mercury on pedestals
after models by Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)
Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Louis XIV style marble figures of Fame and Mercury on pedestals
after models by Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)
Modeled as Fame sounding the trumpet of truth, or Mercury raising a caduceus, each astride the winged horse Pegasus, rearing above military trophies representing the victories of Louis XIV, raised on rectangular pedestal.
height of figures 49 1/2in (126cm); greatest length 40 1/2in (103cm); height of pedestal 32in (81cm)

Footnotes

  • The original Coysevox models of 1699-1702 were commissioned to adorn the ornamental horse pond at Marly. In 1719 they were replaced with Guillaume Coustou's horses and subsequently moved to the entrance of the Tuileries Gardens. Currently they are housed at the Louvre, Paris.
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