A very fine early 20th Century French bronze entitled "Chien et Tortue", the piece modelled as a hound studying a tortoise with an inquisitive look. The surface of the sculpture has an excellent rich brown patina and very fine hand finished detail. Signed A.Jacquement and stamped 'A.D' for the Delafontaine foundry
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.