Greyhound Figurine With Leg Splint Patinated Spelter Animalier Vogt Antique 1895
A bronze patinated spelter figurine of a greyhound licking a bandaged and splinted front leg standing on an simulated herringbone brickwork base. There is a bowl with a cloth in it on the ground beneath his left bad leg. This beautifully modelled standing canine figure is after the work of Danish animalier Adelgunde Vogt (born 1811, Copenhagen, died 1892, København). This reduced size figurine may possibly have been produced by the Susse Frères foundry who were the successors to the foundry of the renowned animalier Pierre Jules Mêne (1810-1879).
This figurine was probably made in Paris in France in the late 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria circa 1895.
The figure is in good antique condition, it has some minor knocks and marks and wear to the bronzed finish. The base too has some very minor marks and scratches. It has a green felt base to prevent damage to delicate surfaces, the felt may possibly be a 20th century replacement.
This is a great item for display and is very decorative, attractive and is a reasonably unusual example of antique decorative metal-ware or Victorian animalier sculpture.
Height 5 3/4 inches ( 14.6 cm)
Base Length 6 1/2 inches ( 16.5 cm)
Width 4 5/8 inches ( 11.8 cm)
Weight 0.526 Kg unpacked
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