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22 November 2018

Fine British and European Sculpture

Lot 24

After Claude Michel

Estimate £2000 - £3000 + fees



After Claude Michel, called Clodion, (1738 ~ 1814), a patinated bronze Bacchic group of two putti and a goat, mid 19th century, the putti portrayed as inebriated and nude, one sprawled across the back of the goat, holding grapes aloft and with a vine across his thighs; the other standing at one side and holding a cord tied to the goat's horns; the oval base inscribed in the maquette Clodion and Gautier & Cie for the foundry house


41,5cm high, 39cm long


For a similar example see Sotheby's Amsterdam, European Furniture and Good Decorations, 21st June 2005, lot 131