Thursday, October 29, 2009

Neptune at Christie's

New York, USA

Christie's, New York Rockefella Plaza, USA

An important French over-life-size cast-iron figure of Neptune recently came up for auction at Christie's New York. Cast by Val D'Osne, from the model by Gabriel Vital-Dubray, in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The edge of the conch-shell signed and dated V. DUBRAY/1856, the base stamped VAL D'OSNE. The piece is 210cm high to the top of its head and 275cm high to the end of the trident. The piece was estimated at $100,000 - $200,000 and realised $110,500 including buyers premium.


1 comment:

  1. A zinc version of this fountain stands in the Elkhart County courthouse square in Goshen, Indiana.


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