Decorative Arts & Design

July 04 — 09, 2020
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LOT 186

Lot 186

Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)

Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
Lot 186 Details
Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)


signed J. Clésinger, Rome, and dated, and F. Barbedienne, Fondeur, and A. Collas Reduction Mecanique seal
21.5 x 25 x 9 in — 54.6 x 63.5 x 22.9 cm

Estimate $3,500-$5,000

Realised: $4,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)
  • Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (1814-1883)

Base with presentation engraving: 'La Société Protectrice des Animaux | á Son President | Mr. A. Vallete, de l'Institut, Mai MDCCCLXXIV, and base verso further engraved: Temoignage de sympathie et de Reconnaissance pour les Services exceptionnels qu'il a rendus a l'Œuvre e notament pour la suppression de combats de Taureaux. Mai MDCCLXXIV

Translation of engraving:
'The Society Protecting Animals to its President, Mr. A. Vallete, of the Institute, May 1874, Testimony of sympathy and recognition for the exceptional services he rendered to the work and in particular for the suppression of bull fights.


Lot 222 in this sale is the pedestal custom made for the current lot.


In good condition with presentation engraving to base, front and back.

LOT 186

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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