GUILLEMIN STATUETTE SET 'TAVERN FIGHT'
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Category: Art - Sporting Collectibles
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Seller: James Wayne Firearms
Company: James Wayne Firearms
Member Since: 6/3/09
First Name: James
Last Name: Wayne
Country: United States
Phone: (361) 578-1258
Fax: (361) 578-3559
Number of Active Listings: 371
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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SILVER PLATED BRONZESET by EMILE-CORIOLAN-HIPPOLYTE GUILLEMIN (1841 - 1907)
SIGNED on BOTH BASES, "Ele. Guillemin" ... 9" high ... 6 1/4" x 5 1/8" oval bases ... approximately 6 lbs each.
This is a very life-like depiction of a real-life situation. Shown are two gamblers, one with a drawn dagger and the other reaching for his rapier. Two friends are trying to keep the combatants apart. Scattered about on the floor are overturned drinking cups and playing cards. The dress of the four men is late Renaissance and the weapons are sharp edged but the tension shown in the faces and the action taking place has been known to happen in every time period.
Emile Guillemin was a sucessful Orientalist French sculptor who became popular in the US after the 1876 Centinial Exhibition. His pieces have been sold by Tiffany & Co and his work is sought after by collectors of today.
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