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(Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, 30th March 2021)

*Frederick James Halnon (1881-1958)

*Frederick James Halnon (1881-1958),
a gilt bronze bust, 'The Crown of Victory', depicting a woman facing ahead wearing a laurel wreath, signed 'F. Halnon', on a rectangular serpentine marble plinth,
13cm wide
15cm deep
38cm high

Halnon studied at the Goldsmiths' College School of Art under Alfred Drury; the influence of Drury's 'New Sculpture' can be seen in the present example. From 1904 he exhibited at the Royal Academy.

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£800 - £1,200

Buyer's premium: 30.00% (inclusive of VAT, where applicable)

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Condition report

Some dirt, patination and scratches and light surface wear to bronze. Chips, cracks, imperfections and possible sympathetic repair to marble - a similar example sold recently (Dreweatts 10/12/2020 lot 827) has an almost identical plinth, which bears similar flaws, suggesting that the marble may have been repaired or stabilised at the time of manufacture. This is corroborated by the fact that the bronze and marble appear to have been together for a long time.

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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, 30th March 2021

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