A fine good size French bronze Grand Tour model of the Arc De Triomphe, circa 1870 in date.
The beautifully realistic model is mounted on a grey stone base and features the various dramatic high relief panels with a lovely dark brown patina on a black marble plinth base.
The monument stand at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile—the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues.
The location of the arc and the plaza is shared between three arrondissements, 16th (south and west), 17th (north), and 8th (east). The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 13 x Width 12.2 x Depth 8
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 3 inches
Our reference: A2141