An amusing early 20th Century bronze group of a monkey looking through the coat of his dog friend, with excellent golden brown patina and fine hand chased surface detail. Titled 'Deux Amis', signed Paillet and stamped with the Susse Freres foundry mark
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Height: 17 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Patinated Bronze
Charles Paillet (French, 1871 ~ 1937) Paillet studied sculpture under Georges Gardet. Paillet’s first exhibit was in the Salon of 1897 and he exhibited regularly until 1921. Most of his works were cast by the foundry Thiebault Freres both in lost wax and by the sand-cast method. A few of his works have been recorded bearing the F. Barbedienne foundry mark also. Charles Paillet, Georges Gardet, Rene Paris, as well as others make up the second generation of Animalier sculptors and exhibited their works between the great period of animal bronzes and the art deco period that was to replace the naturalistic Animalier style.