Bronze of Rembrandt Bugatti’s basset hound, Wurst – €235,000 (£204,350) at Beaussant Lefèvre.

Image copyright: Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés x Drouot

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This particular bronze has a more personal slant. It depicts the artist’s bassett hound, Wurst. The lost wax cast by Hebrard, numbered four in an edition of five from a model created in 1906, is signed and measures 10in (25cm) high x 21in (53cm) wide.

Estimated at €30,000-50,000 in a sale held by Beaussant Lefèvre (28% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Drouot in on October 21, it leapfrogged that guideline to sell for €235,000 (£204,350).