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A pair of French spelter models of 17th Century poets.

These 19th Century figures are mounted on socles and sit on wooden bases; they are 43.5cm in height.

Spelter, an alloy of zinc and lead, became popular in the mid 19th Century when it offered the opportunity for more people to acquire pieces which replicated the heavier and more expensive bronze. Berlin was the major centre for the production of spelter figures in the second half of the century.

REFERENCE: EWA08632

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