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Pair of Regency Bronze Greyhounds

Pair of Regency Bronze Greyhounds

English

circa 1805 - 1815

A superb pair of early 19th century bronze greyhounds mounted on ribboned campan marble plinths, possibly by Thomas Weeks.

Elegantly posed and well-modelled recumbent greyhounds raised on original marble bases, with the hounds in opposing poses; slightly turned head and crossed front paws and ears pricked portraying and conveying the inimitable characteristics of the breed. The figures sit proudly on vibrant highly grained and veined marble blocks.

Condition

Excellent patina with a lightly-polished green/gold hue

Literature

Thomas Weeks was the owner of the Weeks' Museum in Tichborne Street and is famous for fine and diverse objets d'art, clocks and automatons.
Thomas Weeks (1743-1834) established his museum of mechanical curiosities in Tichborne Street from 1788, until 1834.

Reference:
Jacques Dubarry De Lassale
IDENTIFYING MARBLE

Ribboned Campan - (Rubané Campan) the marble was used in the Grand Trianon at the Château de Versailles.

Dimensions

Height 8.00cm (3.15 inches)

Width 15.00cm (5.91 inches)

Depth 6.00cm (2.36 inches)

Height Framed 10.00cm (3.94 inches)

Width Framed 20.00cm (7.87 inches)

Depth Framed 10.00cm (3.94 inches)

Stock No: 11369

£5,750.00

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