Whippet bronze

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Whippet standing - on oval base 5.5" long x 5.2" high. Base 6.25" x 3 5/8" x 3/8" high. Overall height: 5 5/8". Marked P.J. Mene. Also Sussefed - french royal crest design covering base. Foundry mark: Susse Freres Edusours - Paris with a mark in circle.

Dog looking backward from the left with left foreleg raised. Tail down with end curling upward.

What is value?

-- Robert Kuk (kuksforestnursery@peoplepc.com), March 26, 2003

Answers

I have one of these sculptures too, and am trying to find out the value. They seem to be quite popular in London, but I haven't found out much info as to the value. There is a short bio on PJ Mene at www.hickmet.com/articles/zl1660.htm Do you have any additional info you can share? Thanks, Douglas

-- Douglas (Douglasnyc@hotmail.com), May 15, 2003.

If it is an Original P.J.Mene it is probably worth 1.000 +... There are several copies on the market, if you go to Yahoo and search "P.J.Mene whippet greyhound" you will find hundreds of web-sites. He was famous for modelling African animals, but his dog-sculptures are more worth than anything in UK. I bought "2 whippets and a ball" at Sotherbys in 1996, and paid a small fortune for it, because American buyers buy them, make amould and flogs copies.If you want to sell your bronze, please get in touch.

-- Thorleif Mowinckel (thorleifmo@yahoo.co.uk), May 18, 2003.

I have a bronze that is signed by P.J. Mene that appears to be a very old antique although I don't know the value for it. It is two dogs chasing ducks in a neat duck hunting scene. If anybody has any additional information you can tell me about this bronze piece.....please let me know. my email address is glycore@yahoo.com

-- Doug McAffee (glycore@yahoo.com), April 19, 2004.

I too have a small piece which seems to be "two whippets and a ball".. It is approx. 9 inches long by 6 inches high. It has been in the family since at least 1895 but appears to be brass. Is that possible or could it be bronze with the patina polished off? Any information would be appreciated.

-- Michael U. Duffy (mmduffy@instantlink.com), May 10, 2004.

I have the exact same bronze that Robert has (whippet, P.J. Mene, also sussefed with foundry mark)and I would like to know "HOW" to tell the fakes from the real. thanks, Cathy

-- cathy de la garza (cridhe@juno.com), February 05, 2005.


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