Francois Pompon | French, 1855-1933
A rare, fine quality, early twentieth century bronze model of a ‘Polar Bear’ by Francois Pompon (French, 1855 – 1933). This bronze was cast by the lost wax process at the Valsuani Foundry, Paris. Before casting it was signed and stamped in the wax ‘Pompon’, ‘C. Valsuani Cire Perdue’. This lifetime cast has a rich dark brown patina with reddy brown and green undertones.