London Fine Ltd
London Fine Ltd is located in Hele, United Kingdom
Antique, Pair, Marly Horses, French, Bronze, Equestrian, Statue, After Coustou
REF: 18.7008 / LA328997
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This is an antique pair of Marly horses. A French, bronze equestrian statue after Guillaume Coustou (1677-1746), dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. Beguiling representations of the famous Marly marble horses - now in the Louvre Each displays a desirable aged patina Pleasingly heavy bronze in very good order Weighing 6.95kg and 6.94kg respectively (15.3lb each) Two horses rear up as their grooms struggle to contain their power Superb craftsmanship captures the majesty of each horse Defined, muscular haunches give a fine sense of motion Further detailed with flowing mane and serpentine tail A look of surprise and fear captured on the groom's faces Delicate leather reigns the only means of asserting control Their athletic form depicts primitive nature - a break from the mythological references of the time Commissioned by King Louis XV, they originally stood in the gardens of the Chateau de Marly Presented upon a detailed plinth and bearing the signature of the sculptural artist Coustou This is a striking and highly desirable antique pair of Marly horses. Once considered a masterpiece of French sculpture, the marble originals faithfully represented here in quality, heavy bronze. Whilst the originals are now displayed in the Musee de Louvre, this is an opportunity to add a collectible example of French craftsmanship to your home or institution. Delivered polished and ready to showcase. Dimensions: Max Width: 33cm (13'') Max Depth: 15.5cm (6'') Max Height: 33.5cm (13.25'') Horse 2 Width: 31cm (12.25'') Horse 2 Depth: 13.5cm (5.25'') Horse 2 Height: 33cm (13'') We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all of our antiques. We ship worldwide with professional packing and attractive rates – please send us your post / zip code and country for a quote. Free delivery to most of the U.K. – Please send us your post code for confirmation. Deliveries taking on average ten working days to arrive at your door from receipt of payment. Please contact us if you require any further information - we are here to help. Our Ref: 18.7008
London Fine Ltd has clarified that the Antique, Pair, Marly Horses, French, Bronze, Equestrian, Statue, After Coustou (LA328997) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1900
Presented in very good antique condition.
We ship worldwide with professional packing and attractive rates – please send us your post / zip code and country for a quote. Free delivery to most of the U.K. – Please send us your post code for confirmation. Deliveries taking on average ten working days to arrive at your door from receipt of payment.
This Antique, Pair, Marly Horses, French, Bronze, Equestrian, Statue, After Coustou is located in Hele, United Kingdom