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    Posted 1 year ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    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!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year 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, 1 year 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. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
      Well these are ducky...smiling ...really nice scott..
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year 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.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks Gary!! They are pretty ducky aren't they:D
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thank you all for the loves, comments and for taking time to stop in!!
      Jenni
      Adele
      Ken
      Gary
      fortapache
      Watchsearcher
      and
      Kevin
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks Rob, for the love and for stopping in!!
    8. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      I'm all 'Quacked Up' here!! Lol!!

      Thomas.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks Thomas!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thomas
      Vynil
      BB2
      and
      purvis
      Thank you guys for the loves and for stopping in!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Kyra
      and
      aura
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha for the love and for taking time to stop in!!

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