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The Jodhpur Auction The Jodhpur Auction FRANCOIS XAVIER MONNIER (1831 - 1912)
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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A TURKISH DANCER, late 19th / early 20th century, leaning against a large balustrade, her bodice is decorated with numerous coins, the headdress hung with tassels, on a hexagonal stand.
Francois Xavier Monnier was born in Belfort, France. He emigrated to the United States in 1862, where he worked in Michigan as a decorative sculptor until his death.
Bought by the present owner from an auction in Mumbai in March 2002, prior to which it was owned by a Kolkata based collector who had inturn acquired it in the 1980's from a Royal Family in south-India.