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French Bronze Lamp of Indian FigureFrench Bronze Lamp of Indian FigureFrench Bronze Lamp of Indian FigureFrench Bronze Lamp of Indian Figure

'The Indian' Bronze Lamp
by Francois-Christophe-Armand Toussaint

A well patinated bronze figure, representing an American Indian, wearing a draped headdress, robe and a pendant hooped earring. Signed to the plinth 'A.Tossaint 1850', and the foundry, 'Graux-Marly, Fat. de Bronze'
France, circa 1850

The Parisian firm of Graux-Marly was established in 1845, with premises at 37, boulevard du Temple. In 1849 the company won a bronze medal at the' Exposition of French Products of the Second Republic' and this was bettered six years later by a first-class medal at the' Paris Universelle Exposition of 1855' for bronzes and decoration made at its larger foundry in 41, boulevard du Temple.

Toussaint (1806-1862) was a pupil of David d'Angers, and showed at the Paris Salon from 1832 onwards; elected as a Chevalier to the Legion d'honneur in 1852; the Fine Art Museum of Angers exhibits his bust of David d'Angers.

This figure of the Indian Slave also features in the Barbedienne catalogue, page 72.

Literature; Benezit, 'Dictionnaire des Peintures, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Gravures', published by Librairie Grund, 1976

ITEM ID
7540
HEIGHT
39" (99 cm)
MATERIAL
Metal
AGE
19th Century
ROOM
entrance, game room, living room, office
STYLE
Victorian
THEME
Historical
WIDTH
13" (33 cm)
TYPE
Antique

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    French Bronze Lamp of Indian Figure

    £15,000 GBP
    ~ $18,934