A French Grand Tour Souvenir Patinated Bronze Arc De Triomphe
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a Grand Tour souvenir patineted bronze architectural model of the Arc de Triomphe by LEBLANC FRERES, marked as such several times (see images), Paris, France, mid-19th century
the chain between two of the bollards around the monument is broken (see images, circled in red)
The monument stands at the Western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l''Étoile—the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. The Arc de Triomphe honours men and women who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
9.25" H x 11" W x 8.25" D
1.25" H x 13" W x 9.25" D oval black marble base (new)