Late 19th c., gilt cast bronze, with 10 arms issuing from flower decorated vase-form base supported by 3 fish-form feet on marble plinth, each stamped "Marnyhac" to underside, approx. 38"h x 17"dia. - PROVENANCE: From a Private Warren New Jersey Collection - NOTES/LITERATURE: Maison Marnyhac was the commercial name for la Societe des Marbres et Bronzes Artistiques de Paris and was established under the direction of Charles de Marnyhac in Paris in the mid-19th century. They specialized in the creation of luxury items, engaging the best designers to work in their premises, winning a medal at The Exposition Universelle in 1878.
Good, some arms appear loose, no breaks or repairs, minor gilding losses