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F. A. BARTHOLDI ( 1834 - 1904 )

LE PIGEON VOYAGEUR (small size) (Circa 1900-1904)

Monument (1906) to the aeronauts of the Paris siege (1870-1871)
Bronze, richly dark brown patina
H : 34 cm, L : 46,4 cm, D : 18,8 cm
Authentic example signed "F A Bartholdi", related to the pigeons which surrounded the monument destroyed in 1941 (Neuilly, Porte de Ternes) confidential edtion (probably for awards) without founder mark (some examples identified)
Circa :1900-1930