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
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.