An endearing French bronze study of a hare standing on its hind legs with its ears pricked in an alert pose. The bronze exhibiting excellent hand chased surface detail and very fine rich brown patina, raised on a square itegral base, unsigned
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.