c19th french bronze 'grand tour' souvenir model of the colonne de juillet

C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir model of the "Colonne de Juillet"


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C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir model of the "Colonne de Juillet".
Well-detailed cast bronze reduction of the monumental column in Paris comemmorating the Revolution of July 1830.
The 3-day revolution saw the fall of King Charles X of France and the commencement of the "July Monarchy" of Louis-Philippe , King of the French. It was built between 1835 and 1840.
The original 47metre high column is topped with a gilded figure 'Genie de la Liberte' ("Spirit of Freedom") atop a globe by Auguste Dumont , lacking from this desk-top model. The interior of which has a spiral staircase , the base ornamented with cast bronze bas-reliefs by Antoine-Louis Barye including a lion and roosters to the corners. The column is engraved in gold with the names of those who died in the Revolution , the base foundation houses a columbarium for the remains of the 615 victims.
The Column is situated in the centre of Place de la Bastille , Paris, France.
This model is mounted on its original black marble plinth base , surrounded by a pierced cast-bronze trellis 'fence' .
H 12"
Base 5" sq.
France c.1880
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Internal Ref: ML166


Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 12 cm (5")
Depth = 12 cm (5")

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