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Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture "A Game of Dice"

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Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
  • Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866) Bronze Sculpture
   
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Description: AFTER PAUL EMIL MACHAULT (FRENCH, 1800-1866) ANTIQUE BRONZE SCULPTURE
Three Putti Betting on a Game of Dice, Signed on base "MACHAU", c. the last quarter of the 19th Century
Item # 1404NYP26P

This is a very fine late 19th century sculpture of three putti intensely focused on a game of dice, the standing figure betting his apple on the result of the toss. The three figures are so serious, the seated figure pensive as he counts the dice, the standing putto clearly optimistic and excited. It is probably cast a few years after the death of Machault, who died in Paris in 1866 - the Benezit notes his work continued to be exhibited at Salon from 1833 until 1879, several years after he died. The foundry work is positively exceptional, each figure cast with utmost purity and exquisite detailing: the fingernails, toes, dice, hair, wrinkles and garments are chiseled and chased with utmost care, leaving a sharp and highly detailed surface. It is a complex piece, cast in many parts with the lost-wax method, these members flawlessly joined and nearly invisible beneath the highly variated patina. The whole is set over an original solid marble base with a scrolling acanthus ormolu mount at the focal point over a ring of gilded beading. For serious collectors of French bronze sculptures, particularly those passionate about the Romantics and nostalgic works featuring cherubs and putti, this is an outstanding acquisition.

Condition Report: Abrasion to standing putto's shoulder, leaving bronze exposed; pitted impression to standing putto's buttocks; light patina wear to figures throughout, visible clearly in the slideshow. Crevices dusty. Gilt mount on front just a bit loose - solder repair to left scroll of this regilded mount.

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Dimensions: 11 1/4" total height; sculpture 7" high (bronze sculpture only, marble base excluded)

Artist or Maker: Paul Emil Machault (French, 1800-1866)

Medium: Patinated Bronze, Ormolu Mounts on Marble

Date: Circa Late 19th Century

 
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