French Orientalist Bronze Sculpture of Turkish Gun Merchant by Gueyton

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This nineteenth century Orientalist bronze, entitled Al Bayaa Al Turki (Turkish Arms Merchant, or Le Marchand d' Armes Turc in French), measures 34 by 16.5 by 14 inches,  and depicts a gentleman cleaning a rifle.  The work is signed G Gueyton and Al Bayaa Al Turki.  Another casting from the series was offered by Christie's in New York, in their 19th Century European Art and Orientalist Art, Sale 1895, where Lot 91 was offered with a $8,000-$12,000 estimate and realized a hammer price of $10,000.

Item Details

Reference #:
ha-1453
Quantity
1
Category
Fine Art
SubCategory
Sculptures
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
16.50 x 34.00 x 14.00
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Very Good
Material
bronze