Sculptor - Christophe Fratin
Title - Ape with Basket
Sand Cast Bronze
8" height by 5 7/8" length
(20.3cm by 15cm)
This sculpture has been Sold
One of Fratin's specialties was in creating humanized animals. He did many small sculptures of Bears doing human activities and a few of Apes and Monkeys acting like people. These humorous sculptures often poked fun at every day human activities.
This unusual bronze shows a large Ape or Monkey carrying a woven basket on his back, probably depicting a wood gatherer. The basket could be intended to be a matchsafe or just an amusing sculpture.
The bronze has a warm brown patina and is a sharp cast of this rare model.