H: 30 in / 75 cmDescription
An African Couple By Frédérick Eugène Piat (1827-1903)
Modelled in a now well patinated bronze, the circular bases, inscribed with the artist's name, support tree trunks, against which rest the young warrior holding his spear, and his partner, a draped young woman with a necklace of animal teeth.
French, Circa 1880
Frédérick Eugène Piat (1827-1903)
A noted French sculpteur-ornemaniste. All of his designs were executed by the leading firms of Parisian high quality bronziers, such as Christofle, Colin, Lemerle-Charpentier, Motteau and Maison Millet. Piat was the founder of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Troyes, France.
Benezit, Editions Grund Volume 10