La Mer

Sculptor: Francios Raoul Larche

Origin: France

height: 16.25 in.x width: 8.75 in. x depth: 8.75 in.

Year: circa 1905


An important pair of early 20th century French Art Nouveau gilt and cast bronze sculptures titled "La Mer' by, Francios Raoul Larche depicting mermaids emerging from the sea each embracing a conch shell Each are period sand castings finished in a ilt bronze patina. circa 1905

Both Sculptures are each signed & impressed "Raoul Larche", each with impressed foundry marks 'Siot Decauville Paris Fondeur" one side piece is impressed "B747"; the second side piece is impressed "B748"

Side Piece: height: 16..25 in. x width: 8.5 in.
Side Piece: height: 16.25 in. x width: 8.5 in.

Philippe Dahhan, Étains 1900, 200 Sculpteurs de la Belle Époque, Paris, 2000, p. 229 Notes: Similar example sold at Sotheby's New York, The John and Katsy Mecom Collection, Part II, 26 November 1993, lot 28