C1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated FinishC1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated Finish

Circa 1860 Cabinet Size Bronze Marly Horse With A Thick Gold Plated Finish

This elaborate cabinet size bronze is based on the original marble by Guillaume Costou 1739-45 for Louis XV's Chateau horse pond at Marly-Le-Roi.

The bronze is of a rearing horse being retrained by a groom. The piece has been well cast with good attention to detail including fine twisted wire forming the reigns. The piece is finished with a thick 23 or 24 carat gold plate (tested) and mounted on a black marble base which contrasts beautifully with the rich lustre of the gold.

To the horses chest we find a small "K" stamped into the metal.

There is a tiny 'After Coustou' stamp by the rear legs and the underside is stamped 'Coustou'.

~ Dimensions ~

The figure stands at 5 inches (13cm). The base measures 5 inches (13cm)long by 3 inches (8cm) wide. It has a depth of 1 inch (2.5cm). This sculpture weighs 1.35kg.

~ Condition ~

The piece is in very good condition for its age. The plating is still good and thick and retains a wonderful shine with only light wear to the finish. The base is also in a very decent state. There is a small chip to one corner on the underside of the base.

Item ID: 1650

C1860 Small Bronze Marly Horse with Thick Gold Plated Finish

£875 GBP   ~ $1,115 USD

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