Sculptor - Auguste Cain
Title - Faisans
Sand Cast Bronze
Atelier Auguste Cain
5 5/8" height by 8 1/2" length (Cock)
(14.3cm by 21.6cm)
Auguste Cain was a talented sculptor in his own right even though he was somewhat over shadowed by his more famous father in law Pierre Jules Mene. Cain created many smaller sculptures and was especially fond of game birds.
This pair of Pheasants, a Hen and a Cock, are very well done showing his attention to detail. They face each other and are only sold as a pair. They were done as singles too, and the Cock Pheasant was also used as on the top of a bronze box by Cain as a finial.
It is rare to find a pair that is still together after so many years, which is why we will not sell them separately. The Hen is 3" tall by 6 1/2" long (7.6 cm by 16.5cm) and the Cock is 5 5/8" tall by 8 1/2" long (14.3cm by 21.6cm). The two Pheasants have a rich brown patina and are each signed on the base.