Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes
Saint-Lanne Louis "Fountain of The Seals" Bronzes

Saint-Lanne Louis “Fountain of The Seals” Bronzes

Starting: $12,000

Saint-Lanne Louis “Fountain of The Seals” Bronzes:

Saint-Lanne Louis “Fountain of the Seals” or “Fontaine des phoques” bronzes depicting naturalistic seals with children atop, each with naturally weathered green patina. Engraved signature and date: “Saint-Lanne Louis, 1917” Foundry mark: “The Henry Bonnard Bronze Co. MT. Vernon NY, 1917″ Originally displayed as part of the fountain in the entrance of (New York, New York’s, Brooklyn Betsy Head Park).

Provenance: (1916, Mrs. Julia Barnett Rice (1860-1929) presented to the municipality of Brooklyn, a gate and fountain, to be erected at the entrance of the Betsy Head Playground, in Brownsville, as a memorial to her husband, Isaac L. Rice (1850-1915) lawyer, businessman, musicologist. The fountain depicts a group of children and seals at play in the water. (1918 Homans, p. 542)

Photo Credit: (ph. Museum of the City of New York, Wurts Bros., Thomas S. Boyland Street and Blake Avenue, Betsy Head Memorial Playground Fountain)

CIRCA: 1917
ORIGIN: New York, USA
DIMENSIONS: (H: 25″ x W: 33″ x L: 42″) & (H: 21.5″ x W: 30″ x L: 44”)

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CONDITION: Mild abrasions, minor fracture at single fin due to age, . See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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