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    Posted 14 days ago

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    Hello everyone!!
    I just acquired this pair of bronze ducks. I've researched these and found them in two online galleries. They were made in France between 1900 and 1919. I was impressed with the incredible detailing, right down the perfectly detailed web feet. They are signed by the artist, but I don't recognize the signature. Perhaps someone here on CW might be able to identify it for me.
    These are lifesize and rather heavy sculptures. They measure 13" long, 7 1/2" tall and 7" wide. They each weigh 11 lbs and 12 lbs respectively. All that these sculptures needed was a thorough cleaning as they had about 100 years of collected dust embedded in every feather.

    Thanks very much for stopping in for a look!!!



    1. Newfld Newfld, 14 days ago
      Magnificent birds, what a wonderful addition to your collection! The feathers are beautifully detailed & the cleaning task must have been arduous but so worth it
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 14 days ago
      Thank you Jenni!! I was careful not to disturb the natural patina. I used warm water, mild soap and let them air dry afterwards. Took no more than an hour of time.
    3. Broochman Broochman, 13 days ago
      They're absolutely stunning!! You did an excellent job cleaning them. So beautiful! :D
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 13 days ago
      Well these are ducky...smiling ...really nice scott..
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 13 days ago
      Thank you Ken!! Most of my collection is stored away in conditioned storage. But, I'm keeping these out on display in our great room.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 13 days ago
      Thanks Gary!! They are pretty ducky aren't they:D
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 13 days ago
      Thank you all for the loves, comments and for taking time to stop in!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 13 days ago
      Thanks Rob, for the love and for stopping in!!
    9. Brunswick Brunswick, 13 days ago
      I'm all 'Quacked Up' here!! Lol!!

    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 12 days ago
      Thanks Thomas!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 12 days ago
      Thank you guys for the loves and for stopping in!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 11 days ago
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 11 days ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha for the love and for taking time to stop in!!

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