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Félix Chopin Foundry, Two Russian Bronze Portrait Busts, with foundry mark and circular Ministry of Finance stamps dated 1867 and 1868

Félix Chopin Foundry, Two Russian Bronze Portrait Busts, with foundry mark and circular Ministry of Finance stamps dated 1867 and 1868

Item Description:

The male bust inscribed in Cyrillic on front "Michail", the reverse with foundry marks and dated 1868.

The female inscribed in Cyrillic on front "Olga", the reverse with foundry marks, numbered "4" and dated 1867.

Both inscribed in central cartouche "Your 10 years. From M.F".

Probably from the series of busts depicting Russia`s Grand Dukes, Tsars and Emperors dedicated to the Millennium of Russia, formally known as "A Gallery of Bronze Busts of All the Russian Grand Dukes, Tsars and Emperors". Approximately 200 sets of this popular series were sold. The celebration of the Russian Millennium was held in Novgorod on September 8, 1862 and commemorated the legendary beginnings of the Russian state and its growth and success over the following century.

Félix Chopin (1813-1892) was the son of the Parisian fondeur Julien Chopin. He built a successful business manufacturing fashionable bronzes, especially for the Russian nobility.

Condition:

With signs of wear appropriate to age and use, tarnished, the female bust is no longer firmly attached to its pedestal, both slightly dirty. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.

Provenance:

A gift to the current owner ca. 1960s

Dimensions:

Male Inscribed: Height 12 in. x Width 7 in.
Female Inscribed: Height 11 3/4 in. x Width 6 in.

 

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