A large pair of superb quality finely patinated spelter courtier figures






Height 200.00 cm. Width 43.00 cm. Depth 44.00 cm.

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A large pair of superb quality late 19thc finely patinated spelter courtier figures signed by Miroy Freres, France. These figures are of excellent quality and are depicting two young male courtiers holding torches accompanied by hounds at their feet. They are dressed in traditional Medieval clothing, both with armorials to their doublet and hose and one with a French horn hanging from his shoulder, the other with a dagger. They both are wearing hats with feathers.

Originally gas lights but now converted to electricity. On original oak stands.

Provenance: Queen Victoria was first introduced to work of the Miroy Brothers at the Paris Exhibition of 1855 and later works by them adorned the gardens of Osborne House. A similar example to these figures can be found in ‘Great Exhibitions 1851-1900’ by Jonathan Meyer page 188, plate E43.
The Miroy Freres (Brothers) was a family business spanning a couple of generations and worked in Paris for many years, known particularly for their bronzes & clocks. Ernest & Victor opened a shop in London after success at the London Exhibition in 1851, carrying on the tradition of producing wonderful bronzes and clocks.

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