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C19th French Bronze 'grand Tour' Souvenir Statue After The Antique, "Diana The Huntress ".


£750 | $914 USD | €863 EUR
Item Number: SA495421
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue, after the antique, "Diana the Huntress ".
Exceptionally well-cast smaller scale reduction of the antique marble statue of the goddess Diana depicted as a Huntress. Excellent consistent dark patination and condition.
Bears the stamp of "Achille Collas" to the rear of the base , the company who patented and perfected the technique to enable accurate reductions and copies of classical statuary of this type from Museum collections .
The marble original now in the Louvre , Paris , being a Roman (1st or 2nd century AD ) over life-size copy of a lost Greek original c . 325 BC. Discovered in Italy reputedly at Hadrian's Villa , Tivoli , the statue was gifted to Henry II of France by Pope Paul IV in 1556.
Portrayed as a Huntress, the Goddess of the Chase and nature, has a quiver of arrows across her back , and is attended by a buck deer, her left hand gripping part of her bow. She wears a short Dorian chiton, a himation around her waist and sandals on her feet .
The underside of the base has an old paper collection label with ink reference.
H 8.5"
W 3.5"
D 2.5"
France c 1870
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 179


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 22 cm (8.7")
Width = 9 cm (3.5")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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