Sculpture “Éléphant d’Afrique” by Charles Louis Eugene Virion
Sculpture “Éléphant d’Afrique” made by the author Charles Louis Eugene Virión. This model was exhibited at the “Salon de la Société des Artistes”.
Signature CH. Virion. Foundry stamp R. PATROUILLE editeur, Made FRENCH. Foundry coin House VIGNES of M.V. SANCHEZ. FLORIDA 361. B. Aires.
The pieces that have this coin were commissioned to be sold by said bazaar.
The Vignes House was located at Florida 361 and 431 BS. ACE. It was founded by Modesto P. Sánchez in 1886 and he was the one who directed the company until his death in 1950. The company continued to operate under his son Eduardo P. A. Sánchez until the 1970s, when the art sales section of the company became Art Gallery “Vignes Gallery”. Years later in the same decade it ended up closing its doors permanently.
France, CIRCA 1905.