Permanent Collection

  • Late 19th century
  • French
  • Height: 24 in.
  • Metal alloy, polychrome
  • Signed Louis Hottot

French plaque, made of metal alloy with a polychrome finish.  Depicts bust of Asian man in relief holding a parasol looking to the left. He wears a floral brocade kimono. Plaque marked "Hottot".  Artist:  Louis Hottot, French (1834-1905).  Hottot exhibited his work at the Paris Salon from 1885-1898. Henry Plant probably viewed and purchased this bronze while in Paris for the 1889 Universal Exposition. Auction records reveal that this was made as a set. This missing mate is an Asian female made to face the male.

Accession number: 1998.402