François Hippolyte Moreau (1832-1926) is the second son of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Joseph Moreau and was trained in his father's workshop. He won a medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1878 and another at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Most of his works are in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon.
Rare and pretty bookends from the artist's late creative period around 1920. Two toucans carry an amber ball in their beak. The forms were made of white metal, patinated in bronze colors and then mounted on a marble base from Crema Valencia. Each toucan is signed on the lower edge of the left wing. Condition: very good.
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