|Marked as 1909 this bronze French Solider Saluting was produced by Etienne Forester foundry Paris. |
The Etienne Forester foundry was a French family business of bronze casters and finishers, established in 1737 by Etienne Forestier 1712-1768.
After Etienne's death his widow and sons Etienne-Jean Forestier and Pierre-Auguste Forestier continued with he family business from a workshop in the Rue Ste Avoie Paris, manufacturing many quality bronzes for many of the influential people of the time. I don't know when the foundry closed, maybe someone will be able to shed some light on it, and also the signature on the base.