Decorative Arts Auction

December 10, 2009

LOT 320
Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)
  • Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)
  • Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)
  • Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)

320

Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)

DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH

bronze
height 43.9" — 111.5 cm.
signed A. MERCIE in the mould, numbered 29 and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur. Paris, circular seal mark REDUCTION MECHANIQUE A. COLLAS BREVETE

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $15,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Mercié’s original composition in plaster of David Vainqueur de Goliath was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1872, where it won a first class medal. The Barbedienne catalogue lists four sizes of this subject, the present lot being an example of the largest.

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts
Decorations