Antique gilt bronze / ormolu and marble poodle paperweights.
Made in France, 18th century.
Measure: 4 1/2 inches long.
3 1/2 inches to top of pompom on head.
Oval marble bases, carved in steps, decreasing in size towards the top.
On each lies a poodle.
The dogs are a true pair - looking at each other.
They are in heavy gilded bronze.
They lie on oval grounds with a few indentations indicating a grassy knoll.
The dogs are fabulous: sporting Classic French Poodle hair cuts - showing off the hind side of their bodies, the fronts shaggy like a lion's mane with long, droopy, ears and a pompom on top of the head.
The Poodle's natural intelligence is conveyed in the faces.
Each wear's a collar around it's neck.
While similar, the dogs are not quite identical - see slight differences in all features, from tails to pompoms, shaggy manes, collars and facial expressions.
The marble is soft and buttery and has the feel of it's many years.
The dogs are superb - small, but exquisite and fascinating works of art.
No signature/marks found.
Very good condition.
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