A Fine and Large French 19th Century Cast-Iron Fountain Figure Modeled as a Nude Maiden Seated on a Rocky Outcrop Holding a Cornucopia in Her Raised Right Hand, by J.J Ducel. Cast-Signed “J.J. DUCEL Me de FORGES, PARIS”. Circa: Paris, 1880.
Height: 51 1/2 inches (130.8 cm)
Width: 22 inches (55.9 cm)
Depth: 30 inches (76.2 cm)
A retailer of fine cast-iron ornaments, J. J. Ducel was recorded as supplying cast-iron works through Paris as early as 1810 in the Pas-de-Calais(sic). The factory was sold in 1878 to the Fonderie de la Haute-Marne and all of the firm’s models were subsequently bought by the Val d’Osne foundry. However, prior to the firm’s sale, critics at the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle proclaimed that “Ducel is the great manufacturer of works in cast-iron, to whom Paris is so largely indebted for the grace and elegance that supply so many of the adornments of its streets”.
Please contact us for more photos and shipping quotes…very heavy. Must be crated. This is a museum quality work of art by a prolific and respected French foundry. Estimated weight is 400 – 450 lbs.
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