Xavier Eeckhout is an art consultant in sculpture for Sotheby’s, the first auction house in France. Many other auction houses consult him for his expertise such as Delvaux, Fraysse & Associés, Collin du Bocage and Binoche & Giquello.


for a polar bear

in bronze of Pompon

Sale 6 décembre 2013, Binoche et Giquello, Hôtel Drouot, Paris.

Francois Pompon (1855-1933)
Polar Bear

Bronze with matt black patina.

Signed under the left hind leg.

Stamp by Valsuani "CIRE / C. VALSUANI / PERDUE".

Literature : Catherine Chevillot, Liliane Colas, Anne Pingeot, François Pompon, 1994, Gallimard / Electa - rmn, p. 212 repr.

Auctioned 200 000€ (buyer's premium)


for a horse by

Antoine Louis Barye

Sale 14 December 2012, Maître Jean-Marc Delvaux, Hôtel Drouot, Paris

Antoine Louis Barye (1795-1875)
Cheval turc n° 1

Bronze signed

Auctioned 87 980 Euros (buyer's premium)