LOT 210
LOT 210 210


Arabic Horse Games, circa 1884

bronze with dark brown patina
dimensions including base: 68 x 102 cm (26 3/4 x 40 1/8 in.)
signed and marked with F. Chopin foundry mark on base

For a highly similar variation of this model, called "the largest and most expensive in Lanceray's oeuvre," see: Geoffrey W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, le sculpteur russe du cheval (Lausanne: Favre, 2006) p. 159, and for its constituent models, pp. 160-161

This model was sold at Sotheby’s, New York, April 12, 2011, lot 113, for $482,500, including buyer’s premium.

The sculpture is in overall good age-appropriate condition. Flaking to patina throughout, as apparent in photographs. The "Rich Merchant" figure missing his gun. The tops of two more broken off (included in this sale). Most nuts original and intact, two replaced.

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Estimate: $65,000 – $85,000

Result: $137,000 (including premium)

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