French (?), mid-nineteenth
H. 8 7/8 in. x W. 4 in. x L. 6 in.
Small figures of bears were a favorite subject of mid-nineteenth-century
French Animalier sculptors such as Christophe Fratin.
This small, well-modeled bear is unsigned, but its attention
to detail, small scale, and dark patination may place
it in that school.