Renarde et ses Petits

Renarde et ses Petits
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  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898a
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898b
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898c
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898d
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898e
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898f
  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898g
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  • Pierre Jules Mene Animalier Bronze Fox Group 3898i

An exquisite and very rare mid 19th Century French Animalier Bronze study of a family of foxes at play, their caring father ever watchful and vigilant. This bronze captures a playfulness that warms the heart, with fabulous hand chased surface detail and rich brown patina. A large and rare bronze that is signed P.J.Mene and Dated 1847.

 

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£ 4,650

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Book Ref

Pierre-Jules Mêne Catalogue raisonée by Michel Poletti – Alain Richarme

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169

Fox – interesting facts

  • Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. By far the most common and widespread species  is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with about 47 recognized subspecies.  The one in the UK is the European fox (V. v. crucigera).
  • Foxes often form a pair that lasts for life
  • Red foxes use 28 different vocal calls to communicate
  • Foxes don’t waste food, or ‘kill for fun’. If they find or kill more than they can eat, they will attempt to take it away and store it. This is similar behaviour to other carnivores
  • Foxes belong to the dog family and use similar facial expressions and body postures to pet dogs, such as wagging their tails when greeting family members
  • On average, foxes are only a little larger than pet cats
  • Foxes have strong family ties. Young foxes often stay with their parents for a few years and help raise future cubs
  • Famous cartoon foxes include Nick Wilde in Zootopia, Fantastic Mr Fox, Robin Hood and Maid Marion in Disney’s Robin Hood, and Tod in the Fox and the Hound
  • For more sculptures from our important Animaliers collection please click here

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SKU: 3898

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