French, d. 1870
Patinated bronze | signed "J. CUVELIER" in cast | foundry mark back of base H. Luppens & Cie
Item # 109KUG18Q
A superb model of a saddled racehorse circa 1860 by Joseph Cuvelier, it was cast by the H. Luppens & Cie foundry with great skill, the surface showing superior technical skill with very gentle texture cast over from the mold along the body and exquisite crisp detail in the base, hair, face and legs of the stallion. It is finished in an overall medium brown surface patina with faint hints of a reddish undertone.
Measurements: 14 3/4" H x 4 7/8" D x 17" W (at widest points); 13 1/2" W (base)
Light scuffing and handling wear to original patina; cleaned and sealed with beeswax; a fine presentation.