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Large pair of patinated and gilt bronze Atlas figures

$ 70,000
  • Description
    Large pair of patinated and gilt bronze Atlas figures
    French, 20th Century
    Figure with globe: Height 135cm, diameter 46cm
    Figure with armillary sphere: Height 132cm, diameter 52cm
    Each pedestal: Height 74cm, width 47cm, depth 47cm
     
    This pair of French figures depicts the weight of the Earth and the weight of the Heavens. Each burden—the Earth represented by a globe and the Heavens by a spherical astrolabe—is carried by a hunched-over Atlas figure, each of which is superbly cast from patinated bronze. Each Atlas figure stands on a wooden plinth-form base, the base parcel gilt and inscribed to the front with Latin text. While each Atlas is formed from patinated bronze, the burdens they carry are crafted from patinated and gilt bronze. The duo is a truly remarkable piece of 20th Century Neoclassical design—beautiful to look at and learned in composition.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Wood, ormolu, patinated bronze.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 10679b
    Incollect Reference #: 388434
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