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The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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"Pair of Rabbits" | Pierre-Jules Mêne

Mene, Pierre-Jules

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French, 1810-1879

Group of Rabbits

Sand-cast patinated bronze | signed in cast "P.J. MÊNE" | cast circa 1860-80

Item # 303FPY19P 

An incredibly endearing cast of two rabbits depicted in the middle of their meal by the legendary Animalier sculptor Pierre-Jules Mêne. Cast during the last quarter of the 19th century, the bronze captures the detail directly from the original mold with very minimal cold-tooling and retains its original chemical patination sealed under waxes. A delightful find.

Measurements: 5 7/8" W x 3 1/2" D x 3 3/4" H

Condition Report:
Minor wear to the original patina with some rubbing through the patina and minor dings along the edge of the base; overall a very well-preserved cast.