By famous bronze sculptor Léon Pilet, (French 1839-1916). Measures 13 inches tall, with the black marble base being 5 inches in diameter. Statue is in Very Fine condition, with a fully original patina. The marble base does have a couple of nicks and chips, but overall is in good condition.
Léon Pilet 19th century works are very collectible, but besides his body of work, very little is known, or can be found, about the man and his life. Most of his work dates to the late 1800's (1870's-1900), and he was from France, but beyond that, my research uncovers little else.