Patinated Bronze bust signed Vezier, by Susse Frères.
A 20th century bronze bust of a gentleman.
The bust wears the mark of Fonderie Susse Frères, rue Perrot 19, Paris – a famous art gallery specialized in sculptures.
Susse Frères bronze foundry
The Susse Frères firm was engaged in the foundry (a factory that produces metal castings) business and owned a large foundry in Paris. The company is well known for their fine bronze castings with superbly applied patinas.
Fonderie Susse was created in 1758 and recently moved to Malakoff, south of Paris. The family business thrived during the 19th century and was supplier to Queen Maria Amalia, Queen consort of French King Louis-Philippe. In 1816, the Susse family opened a gallery at 7-8 Passage des Panoramas.