Bronze statue with brown patina featuring Hermes (or Mercury in Roman mythology), messenger of the gods, adjusting his sandal. The athletic young man wears the winged heat, winged shoes and holds the caduceus. The bronze is inspired by an antique statuette : "Hermes Adjusting his Sandal", formerly known as "Cincinnatus", a Roman copy of a Greek original of c. 4 B.C. The original marble is housed in the Louvre Museum, in Paris.
Our bronze figure is set on on a round green "Vert-de-Mer" marble base. Early 20th century cast. Original label under the base: "GERBE D [...] / A. RATEAU / BIJOUTIER / St. BRIEUC".
Dim: W: 6,9 in - D: 6,9in - H: 24,4in.
Dim: L:17,5cm, P:17,5cm, H:62cm.
In overall very good condition.