Michele Fabris Terracotta Medici Lion 1950 circa
A mid-20th century Italian terracotta depiction of the Medici lion, after the carved marble work by Flaminio Vacca (Rome 1538-1605) placed in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, in the Loggia dei Lanzi.
Pacing slowly forward, its left leg raised and placed on top of a mound of earth on a red plastic material ball. This is a fine example of the Medici lion, signed on the belly by the 20th century Italian artist M.Fabris, a very well modelled terracotta sculpture with a silver leaf finish finish, placed on a double black marble base.
The lion figure only, excluding basement measures 13,5 cm in height, by 40 cm width, by 27,7 cm depth and it is in overall good condition, with bone teeth.
The marble base only shows old chip restorations.
It comes from a Milanese palazzo.
height: 31.5 cm
width: 50 cm
depth: 20 cm
Bronze sculpture of a guard dog on chain titled Prenez Garde au Chien , beware of dog, France, 1878.
Bronze Dog Sculpture signed by the French artist Prosper Lecourtier, Gremilly 1851-Parigi 1924, who is best known for his animal bronzes. This antique bronze figure took part at the Paris Exposition Salon Beaux Arts in 1878, as engraved in the frontal lower oval base.
Good age related condition, dark patina.This antique French bronze figure a guard dog on chain is titled Prenez Garde au Chien, beware of dog, signed P. Lecourtier by the French artist Prosper Lecourtier, Gremilly 1851-Parigi 1924. The bronze figure took part at the Paris Exposition Salon Beaux Arts in 1878, as engraved in the frontal lower oval base. Standing on oval basement, it is in good condition with a beautiful dark patina. The artist, Prosper Lecourtier (1851-1924), was a French bronze sculptor. Very little is known about the personal life of this exceptional sculptor, but we do know that he studied under the famous bronze sculptor, Emmanuel Fremiet. Lecourtier is best known for his sculpture of farm animals like dogs and roosters, but his work encompasses all forms of animals, as well as equestrian groups.