Pair of Signed L. Hottot Bronze Coated Zinc Orientalist Sculptures Man & Woman 20+ inches high. L. Hottot (Louis Hottot, French Sculptor 1834-1905) was a French sculptor who worked mostly in zinc that he polychromed or bronze coated after completing the sculpture. He has auction records for zinc sculptures as high as $47,679.00. He specialized in orientalist figures and has a huge following with Orientalist art collectors. Many of his zinc sculptures have sold for more than $20,000.00 for a single sculpture. He sometimes sculpted in pairs and those usually bring very high prices at auctions. The 2 that we are offering depict an orientalist lady focused on a yarn winder while she pulls up the yarn in her right hand. She is elaborately dressed with jewelry around her neck, headpiece and headband. She also has a jeweled belt and a jeweled necklace that she wears on the outside of her cloak. The male figure has 2 knives in his belt, and is leaning against a pedestal while he fills his pipe. The pair is beautifully sculptured and look like bronze but are actually zinc that have been bronze coated by the artist who was very skilled in this process. The sculptures are beautiful and extremely lifelike. They measure 7 inches deep and more than 5 inches wide. To the top of his headpiece the male figure measures 20-3/4 inches, the lady measures 21-1/2 inches high to the top of her yarn stick. Combined weight 20.8 pounds. We found an auction record of the female figure titled La Fileuse that sold in October 2013 at an auction in France for $2,444.00. we could find no auction records of a pair like this being sold. Due to a fortunate estate purchase we can offer this pair for a fraction over the price that just the lady figure sold for. Both pieces are in excellent condition and guaranteed to please any antique orientalist collector or connoisseur.