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Magician Bear, c. 1850

Christophe Fratin

A fine quality, rare, mid-nineteenth century bronze model of a ‘Magician Bear’ by Christophe Fratin, (French, 1801-1864). This bronze was produced at the artist’s atelier, Paris. It is signed ‘FRATIN’, inscribed on the base ‘PHILIPPE 1ER ESCAMOTEUR’ and has a dark brown patina with golden highlights.

Height: 6″ (15cm)
Length: 4″ (10cm)

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Magician Bear, c. 1850