"Mercury Seated On A Globe - Émile Louis Picault (1835-1915)"Representation of the god Mercury seated on a globe and holding in his left hand a hammer and a tablet on which is inscribed "Gignere Commutare".
A caduceus, a sea anchor and a cogwheel, symbol of industry, rest at his feet.
On the front of the square base is inscribed "Industria Commercium".
Foundry's stamp on the reverse "Société des Bronzes de Paris" with the number 227 and the letters LJ.
Very beautiful black patina with few traces of wear and some scratches.
Total height: 26,7 inches.
This allegory of commerce and industry is a typical representation of the French Second Empire to symbolize economic development and the ongoing industrial revolution.