07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Whimsical Patinated Bronze Figure of a Bear Reading a Book

$1,896$1,600
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Whimsical Patinated Bronze Figure of a Bear Reading a Book, 20th century, the anthropomorphized figure seated in a chair, smoking a pipe and reading The Fables of Fontaine, with stacks of books and his slippers on the floor around him on the ovoid base, with dark reddish-brown and black patination, ht. 12 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

rear edge of base with machine engraved spurious signature "Fratin" .

Keywords

Fontaine, Reading, chair