Entitled Enfant a la Rame, this charming, antique statue depicts an appealing, little putto at rest. The child leans on an oar, perched on an overturned water jug. The old, patinated iron finish displays some wear and history as you would expect. Cast mark (base): Val-D'Osne.
This is an original, heavy, cast iron font for the water source in a fountain and can be easily used in an indoor or an outdoor installation, as it was in the 19th century. It could be mounted on a rock work base, or a pedestal surrounded by a low basin.
MAKER After Mathurin Moreau (French, 1822-1912) | Foundry: Val d'Osne (Haute-Marne, France, 1836-1987)
DATE c. 1860-80
DIMENSIONS Height 32 in.