Girl Playing Knucklebones
Cast on plinth: J J DUCEL MTRE DE FORGES PARIS
This beautiful cast iron figure depicts a young girl with a melon hairdo seated on the ground playing knucklebones. It is taken from a second century Roman copy of a Hellenistic original. It was discovered in 1732 on the Caelian Hill in Rome and now resides in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. This figure was cast by the firm of J. J. Ducel. Started in 1810 at Poce in the Pas-de-Calais, it was one of the leading manufacturers specializing in architectural fittings as well as urns and statues. Following the death of Monsieur Ducel in 1878, the Val d’ Osne foundry purchased the firm’s patterns.
Height: 27½” Width: 26” Depth: 21½”
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