A patinated bronze sculpture of a swan and her cygnets , naturalistically cast, the mother swan with curved neck, and the cygnets gathered around and under her, 1890 c.
A very decorative piece, very much in the vein of the French animalier sculptures of the end of the 19th century. The piece is not signed or marked.
Size : L. 19 cm. ( 7 1/2 " ) x B. 12 cm. ( 4 23/32" ) x H. 9.5 cm. ( 3 47/64" ).
Weight : 1,013g. ( 2 Lbs. 3.7 Oz. ).
Condition : very good - note that the digital camera picks up what appears to be a hairline crack to the swan's beak - looking at the piece with the naked eye one really does not notice it !
Bronze swan with cygnets, French, 1890c.