Antique French Chateau Patinated Cast Iron Dog Figures, with wear, plenty of personality and age, everything I adored when I spotted them for sale by my favorite French dealer! These two whippets have been together for a very, very long time, they date to the late 19th century, and started their life guarding the fire in one of the many fireplaces in a petit chateau in the south of France. Each dog displays his own wonderful and original patinated color.
The dogs are seated and have beautiful detail, as you can see one of them has more patina than the other, they are individuals, after all! They are not perfect, one of the darlings lost an ear that time that Pierre threw his hockey ball in the main salon. And they are rusty, it's what I find charming about them, please only purchase this pair if you love animals and want to adopt them as they are. Stunning displayed on your French Country mantel, your French buffet, or one on each side of your prized antique vellum books as book ends.
- Measure 7-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 7-1/2"h.