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Circa 1865 Rare Bronze Model Entitled Sparrow On Branch Marked F.(ferdinand) Pautrot, Well Known French Sculptor.


£995 | $1,387 USD | €1,160 EUR
Item Number: SA57162
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Serpentine Antiques
This antique has been viewed 76 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Circa 1865 sand cast bronze beautifully modelled figure of a sparrow with wings outstretched, with head turned to the side and clinging to a branch while chirping or calling. With very sharp details to the feathers, the beak, feet and tongue, and the plants and branch on the base, this is a very naturalistic and realistic portrayal.
Ferdinand Pautrot 1832-1874, was born in Poitiers, France, and exhibited at the Salon in Paris. This very talented sculptor was known for his accurate and very detailed portrayals of birds, dogs and other animals. Of his fine small bird models, this one is a rare one to find.
During his lifetime, he was considered by many to be the finest sculptor of birds. His favourite bird subjects were the song birds of France.
He is mentioned in many of the bronze reference books such as "The Animaliers," "Les Animaliers," "Animals in Bronze," "A Concise History of Bronzes," and "Bronzes of the 19th Century."
The figure retains its original rich brown patina with copper and gold tones, and the oblong naturalistic base is marked F. Pautrot.
Size-7.75 inches long by 6 inches high by 5.5 inches deep.
Weight-approximately 4 lbs. without shipping materials.
A realistic, tactile, and superbly detailed bronze in very good condition.
A lovely piece for the collector of birds or animal bronzes, as well as a wonderful decorative accent for any room.
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Internal Ref: 5768


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 15.3 cm (6.0")
Width = 19.7 cm (7.8")
Depth = 14 cm (5.5")

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