French Bronze Sculpture by Emile PinedoYear: 1885
French Bronze Sculpture. Arabe En
They came into common use during the last half of the 19th century, particularly in
1. Solder seal - metal tag soldered onto base.
2. Hammer seal - emblem hammered into the base by means of a die, and has no metal added to it.
3. Minted seal - coin like, fine quality bronze disc pressed into a counter-sunk hole drilled halfway into the base.
This sculpture you can find in the book "Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders" by H. Berman, Volume 3, page 773.
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