A set of four gilt bronze figures of seated nudes
A set of four gilt bronze figures of seated nudes

A set of four gilt bronze figures of seated nudes

c. 1690 Germany

Offered by James McWhirter Antiques

£12,500 gbp
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Each on an integrally cast pedestal and plinth, and with the remains of a fig leaf.
Some wear to gilding; minor damage to the garland of one figure.
This set of bronzes must originally have adorned a larger ensemble, possibly a piece of furniture. The twisted poses are reminiscent of mannerist figures such as the Sitzender Mann in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum (illustrated in U. Berger and V. Krahn, Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, Braunschweig, 1994, no. 36); however, details such as the integral octagonal socle and the garland suggest a later date of production.
Dimensions
Height 12.50 inch (31.75 cm)
Stock Code
E1160
Signed/Inscribed
German, circa 1690
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