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

The 19th Century figures are mounted on socles and sit on wooden bases; 43.5cm high.

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.


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