Rene Charles Masse - Pair French bronze figures of fencers


A fine pair of French bronze figures 'Affaire d' Honneur', sculpted by Rene Charles Masse (1855-1913). Modelled as two elegant, moustachioed gentlemen preparing to duel with swords. Both wearing open neck shirts, with the cuffs turned back, and having swept hair.
Set upon original bronze circular bases, which bear the incised signature - 'Ch. Masse'.
Height - 33 cm, 13".
Condition - Excellent original condition. No damage. No repair.

These are original bronze figures which, in this model, is extremely uncommon. Spelter examples are frequently found, but do not have the quality of this fine pair.

Medium: Bronze

Signed/Inscribed: Ch. Masse incised to the bases of both figures.

Height:  33 cm, 12.99"
Width:  12.50 cm, 4.92"

Condition: Original perfect condition. No damage. No repair.

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