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Marche" by Emile Pinedo (1840 - 1916). French,
circa 1885. E. Pinedo was both sculptor and founder specializing in
female forms and faces. His
bronzes were consistently of the highest Parisian quality. "Arabe
En Marche"- 12 7/8" high, is made of bronze with dark brown
patina, signed and with minted founder's seal " Bronze Garanti Au
Titre, Paris". Seals, generally found on medium and large
sculptures, are round metal labels designating the founder's
"guarantee". They came into common use during the last half of
the 19th century, particularly in France. A figure bearing a seal,
whether it be bronze or white metal, invariably is a work of fine
quality. Seals are attached to or incised into the base of the figure,
and they may be one of the following three types:
1.Solder seal- metal tag soldered onto base.
2.Hammer seal- emblem hammered into the base by means of a die, and has no metal added to it.
3.Minted seal- coin like, fine quality bronze disc pressed into a counter-sunk hole drilled halfway into the base.
This sculpture you can find in the book "Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders" by H. Berman, Volume 3, page 773.