A 1950’s Cocker Spaniel bronze from the foundry of Claude Valsuani (1908-1981)
A 1950’s head study of a Cocker Spaniel bronze from the foundry of Claude Valsuani. It bears the Valsuani Foundary "Cire Valsuani Perdue" seal. The “Claude Valsuani” seal was synonymous with castings of excellent quality and remarkable patinas. It is further inscribed “FL 59”, presumed the sculptors initials and the date of the sculpture. We have not been able to determine the artist. All our art books are in London and we are isolating in the Devon countryside.
Claude Valsuani established the foundry in 1908. Valsuani had a very high reputation of working with, and selecting the very best sculptors of the day, concerned only about quality including Renoir, Bourdelle, Daumier, Picasso, Pompon, Despiau, Troubetskoy, and especially Matisse.
This a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
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