Lot 195
Attributed Jean Francois Theodore Gechter (French, 1796-1844), Pair of Gilt Bronze Renaissance Soldiers
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid-19th century, cast and gilt bronze, each statue featuring a well-modeled soldier dressed in armor, one holding a crossbow, the other resting on a broadsword, each raised upon matching elaborate bases festooned with four helmets flanking a central military drum and pruned laurel branches.

29 in.

Private Collection, High Point, North Carolina

These exceptional figures were once part of an elaborate seven light candelabra. For reference please see Lot 118 from the Sotheby's London catalogue, 1850–1950: Design Masterpieces from the Polo Collection, on February 24, 2016.

Some associated mounting holes from missing candelabra; rubbing to gilt; some separations to both sword guards, broadsword with small area resolder; looseness to terraces, one terrace with abrasion between figure's feet.

$2,000 - 4,000