A hexagonal hunting / ‘La Chasse’ bronze charger / plate of Pointer and Setter retailed by James Muirhead and Son
A hexagonal bronze of Pointer and Setter in tree planted landscape pointing setting Partridge, hiding in wheat, retailed by James Muirhead and Son of Glasgow. The image inspired Pierre-Jules Mêne, “The Partridge Hunt” / “Chasse à la perdrix”. Stamped to the reverse “JAS. MUIRHEAD & SONS GLASGOW”. Muirhead were known to have a Paris agent to source and purchase the very best art coming to the market. In fact they some objects were marked “Jas. Muirhead & Sons Paris”. French, circa 1880.
The distinguish house of James Muirhead and Son, established circa 1816. Were high end goldsmiths and jewellers, Watchmaker to the Queen, and suppliers to the Admiralty.
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