Category: Objets D'art
A very high quality and impressive French 19th century patinated bronze statue on marble base. The bronze is raised on ormolu feet below the mottled edge Rouge Griotte marble base exquisitely decorated with a finely chased ormolu border and central ormolu mount at the front. The bronze above is of the Roman god Mercury on his winged stallion. The stallion is depicted as rearing, amidst foliate on a terrain design accented with shields on both sides. Mercury adorned in his winged cap and sandals is holding up his Caduceus staff. Extremely well executed with fine details throughout.