Wonderful Antique Bronze Jovial Wine Merchant Vintner Signed E. Picault. The sculpture depicts a wine merchant holding his tasting glass. He has his keys to the wine cellar tied to his apron. At his feet is a basket of wine bottles ready to be sampled. He also has a bottle of wine in his apron. It is inscribed E. Picault on the back top of the base. Height 16 inches weight 10.8 pounds. This a really great antique bronze sculpture the first of this model we have seen. It will appeal to anyone that is fond of wine and art. A perfect gift to any member of Les Amis Du Vin. The friends of the wine. The bronze is in excellent condition guaranteed to please as are all our items. E. Picault is considered one of the best 19th century French Sculptors with auction records of more than $100,000. for some of his best and largest pieces. Emile Louis Picault 1833-1915.