An Exceptional Pair of Restoration Period Gilt-Bronze Figural Groups, Allegorical of Hunting and Fishing.
Each group is set on a naturalistically modelled base and finely modelled and chiselled with superb matte and burnished gilding. The first group representing Hunting, with two running figures, one holding a spear and another blowing a horn; the second representing Fishing, one figure casting a net and the other kneeling down to hold a fish. The groups are raised on finely cast re-entrant plinth bases cast with strap-work cartouches and chimerical heads.
French, Circa 1830.