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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA762996: Antique Large Russian Bronze Sculpture After Vasily Grachev 20th C

Antique Large Russian Bronze Sculpture After Vasily Grachev 20th C

£3,750    $4,882    €4,455
This is a truly magnificent antique Russian bronze sculpture after Vasily Grachev ( 1831-1905 ) titled "The Milepost" and dating from the early 20th Century.
 
The bronze depicting a troika led by a team of three horses with driver and two passengers, passing a milepost on a rutted road, with a gorgeous dark brown patina and mounted on a slate and marble rounded base.
 
The bronze is signed in Cyrillic on one side with the artist's signature and the other side has the foundry mark
 
 
This high-quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
 
 
This is a splendid antique bronze sculpture of the Russian school, which is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
 
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
 
Dimensions in cm:
 
Height 36 x Width 46 x Depth 37
 
Dimensions in inches:
 
Height 14.2 x Width 18.1 x Depth 14.6
 
Vassily Yakovlevich Grachev
 
was a Russian 19th Century sculptor, 1831-1905. His sculptures perfectly capture the realistic sense of movement and action for which the sculptor was famous. Hisworks have been offered at auction houses such as Christie's and Sotherby's multiple times. The record price for a "Troika" themed sculpture is $57,940 at Christie's in 2010.
 
Lost Wax Method
 
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
 
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
 
 
Our reference: A1252
 
Internal Reference: A1252
Antique Number: SA762996
Dateline of this antique is 1900
Height is 36cm (14.2inches)
Width is 46cm (18.1inches)
Depth is 37cm (14.6inches)
Antique #SA762996, showcased on this page, originates from 1900. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1900
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