"Joueuse d'Osselets" by Jean-Jacques Pradier
This lovely bronze sculpture depicts a young girl of Pompeii playing a game called osselets. Please click on the thumbnail images above to see additional views of the terrific detail. The original marble, which is in the collection of the Berlin art museum, was sculpted by Jean-Jacques Pradier (French, 1792-1852). Pradier was a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and well known for his public sculpture commissions and especially for his sculptures of women. This particular sculpture was cast in Paris in the 19th century by the famed Barbedienne foundry. Joueuse d'Osselets weighs 7 lbs. (3 kg) and stands 8" high by 8" wide (20 cm high x 20 cm wide). The bronze is inscribed "BARBEDIENNE, FONDEUR" and has the A. Collas reduction seal. Condition is very good, with only some minor discolorations to the patina consistent with its age. For more information or to arrange international shipment, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 818.841.7979.