A stunning Grand Tour bronze of the Dancing Faun upon a rectangular marble base, c.1900.
This bronze model is a copy of the faun that was dug up in Pompeii in 1830 and acquired fame almost instantly. Its findspot was named after it — the 'House of the Faun'. Its completeness, small size, and the rarity of surviving bronzes made it a favourite subject for reproduction in the modest gardens and interiors of aspiring aesthetes. Another feature attractive to the refined tastes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was that the faun seemed to be joyous rather than drunk.
The green baize lining to the base is later and there are light signs of wear commensurate with age but generally the model remains in very good condition throughout.
A very attractive, decorative piece.
Width: 13cm (at base)
Depth: 10.5cm (at base)
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