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A truly eye-catching original bronze penguin coffee table designed by J. D'aste. A heavy Bronze base with a solid facet glass top. The base comes with a beautiful patina with three penguins holding the glass top. The bronze base is signed by J. Daste. The Penguins are very well executed by sculptor J. D'aste in the early 20th century in France. A true stunning centre piece in very good condition. The design is now a Classic, highly coveted by collectors worldwide. The detail and shape is fantastic, drawing the eye and becoming a conversation piece.

Condition : Good. Wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions : Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)Diameter: 39.38 in (100 cm)

This beauty will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US is crate included.

Giuseppe D' Aste was born in Naples but was mostly active in Paris, exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français, and subsequently changing his first name to Joseph. Joseph d'Aste - who is called: Giuseppe D' Aste or Joseph d'Aste - is a sculptor of Italian origin, born in Naples (Italy) in the year 1881 and died in year 1945, who worked mainly in France, specifically Paris. D' Astes main work was done in France (Paris) where the sculptor moved around the year 1900, having taken part then in following exhibition: Salon des artistes Français of the year 1905. His sculptural groups, which often represent children or rural life are included in the collections of the Museum of Orsay Paris. Joseph d'Aste was an active sculptor until the year 1935 / he retired after this year.