French Zinc Figure "Les Lauriers", Signed "Nelson"

French Zinc Figure "Les Lauriers", Signed "Nelson"

This regal depiction of a Roman or Greek athlete with laurel wreath encircling his head is titled "Les Lauriers" on the ornate label on the base and is signed "Nelson" by the left foot. Possibly by the famous French sculptor Alphonse Henri Nelson? Regardless of its provenance, this piece is exquisitely detailed and would make an elegant statement on a desk or center hall table. Excellent condition. Lovely grey patina commensurate with age.

France, CA 1890.

H: 30.25 in  D: 11 in  W: 14 in

Price: $2,800

Ref: SFG 1008