Charming Brown Patinated Bonze Statue of A Cat by French Sculptor Georges Gardet.
Showing the little moggy with his paw cleaning his ear in an attitude well known to cat owners, the whole body is beautifully executed with the muscle mass perfectly visible and the movement lifelike.
A sculptor and Medalist Georges Gardet was the son of Joseph Gardet and was part of the Animaliers Sculptors.
Born in Paris in 1863 he studied first at the École des Arts Décoratifs, then at the des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
From 1885 he exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Francais. He would go on to receive several awards including a Gold Medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle de Paris.. In 1900 he was elected to the office of the Légion d’Honneur, and in 1917 he was consecrated as a Member of Académie des Beaux-Arts
Our charming Bronze is signed G Gardet on the upper part of the terrace.
It is also bears the Siot Paris stamp for the Founder on the back of the terrace, and sits on a green marble base.