This marble based figure group of two metal German Shepherds (Alsatians) is just under 18 inches long and about 7 and 3/4 inches at it's tallest. The work on the marble is artful and lovely, and is in Very Good Condition, with just a couple of nibbles on each front vertical edge that are hardly noticeable. There is a small crack on the bottom of the marble (see photo). The dogs are also in Very Good Condition.
As with most of these French figure groups the subject is fixed to the base from the underside by a bolt that screws into a bracket. Sometimes people have overtightened the bolts, resulting in the bracket coming away. This has happened to the sitting dog, which has been soldered on the base. It's perfectly fine, as long as it isn't overtightened. This is common with these old figural sculptures.
We are attributing this work to L. Carvin, but have priced it at less than one would expect to pay for his work. Louis Albert Carvin was a French sculptor, born in 1875 and died in 1951. He was known primarily for his sculptures of animals. He worked in bronze, spelter, and terra cotta.
This is extremely heavy, about 10 lbs BEFORE packaging, so the shipping charges are high.
Item ID: 2034
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