An attractive early 20th Century French Art Deco bronze figure of a resting beauty reclining on a day bed with a shawl delicately draped over her. The bronze exhibiting attractive deep green patination and very fine hand finished surface detail, raised on a black marble base and signed Béguin
French Bronze During the 19th Century a time when Paris was the centre of the art world, the French bronze sculptors and their foundries were creating work with remarkable precision and detail. Table-top and figurative bronzes became a popular feature of tasteful interior decor. Leading the demand of bronzes were foundries including: Barbedienne, Susse Freres, Peyrol and Siot-Decauville. The foundries became proficient at using both lost-wax and sand cast techniques to produce exceptional bronzes of outstanding quality.