Lot 96 , Louis Ernest Barias (1841-1905) A silvered and gilt bronze figure of La Nature se dévoilant devant la Science 16.5in.
Louis Ernest Barias (1841-1905) A silvered and gilt bronze figure of 'La Nature se dévoilant devant la Science' signed on rectangular plinth with foundry mark, 16.5in.
The silvered bronze cloak is toned with some slight areas of tarnish, the gilt bronze areas also have minor tarnish, there is occasional minor scratch or dent which are toned down, signed to the side of the plinth and with the foundry mark for Susse Freres Editeurs Paris with the impressed P beneath, the base is inset with plaster of Paris with a small piece of green baize which doesnt completely cover the plaster underneath, basically in good condition with patination consistent with its age.
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