Cast-iron Cupid on Pedestal
A cast-iron figure of Amour after the nineteenth-century marble original titled Cupid Presenting a Rose to a Butterfly by Denis-Antoine Chaudet (1763-1810), the winged Cupid kneeling and holding in his hand a butterfly symbolizing his lover Psyche, on integral cast-iron base ornamented with friezes of cherubs firing arrows at a beehive, French, ca. 1880, 34 ins. high, 24 ins. wide, 18 ins. deep. On associated carved marble pedestal, American, ca. 1930, 36.25 ins. high, 19 ins. x 26 ins. at top, 25 ins. x 32 ins. at base.
Chaudet’s original sculpture, now in the collection of the Louvre, was completed by Pierre Cartellier and presented at the Salon of 1817.