GILT BRONZE ANTIQUE SCULPTURE OF A GENTLEMAN
Circa 19th Century
Item # 1403OPP22-P
An attractive antique bronze sculpture of a sixteenth-century figure, this work was probably cast during the second quarter of the 19th Century, the piece absent of any signatures or foundry marks. The surface is very nicely chiseled, the details of his form executed with precision throughout. The whole is executed in the lost-wax method, the joints hidden quite cleverly under frills and throngs of garb, the robe affixed with a single hand filed screw along his back. It has been attached to a later base, the original base having since been lost. For anyone passionate about excellent antique bronze sculptures of classical figures, this is a wonderful selection.
Measurements: 14 1/8" high (figure), 18 1/2" high (total height) x 7 1//8" wide (base) x 5 1/2" deep (base)
Surface probably regilded; discoloration and oxidization as expected; two small wear holes in the robe; chips and roughness to the base. Marble base is probably added for presentation. Please review all images below for a more detailed overview of condition.