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Bronze Candlesticks Pair Nineteenth Caryatids Barbedienne
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"Bronze Candlesticks Pair Nineteenth Caryatids Barbedienne"
Pair of candlesticks in gilt bronze and silver, was in the shape of caryatids representing clad women draped in antique, mounted on a round base, signed Barbedienne & Co. *, vintage late nineteenth century. These candlesticks are in very good condition, they are of exceptional quality. They are signed below. A note: slight wear of time, tiny wear of the silver plating on women, see photos. * Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) was a French industrialist. He is best known for his bronze foundry art reproduction. The son of a small farmer Norman, he made a first fortune in wallpaper before teaming up in 1838 with the mechanic Achille Collas (1795-1859), who had invented a process of reproduction in bronze and smaller scale art objects. In 1839, Barbedienne founded the house in which he reproduced in bronze statues of most European museums, small enough to be able to decorate the modern interiors. His idea was to democratize art by making it accessible to faithful reproductions of masterpieces. The themes chosen are often allegorical, and largely draw from the ancient repertoire. Even today, it is quite common to find in the "bourgeois" Homes Barbedienne signed bronzes. He applied his methods to the work of the sculptors of his era (Barye, Fremiet, Lead, etc.) and created a large number of bronze models of furniture, enamel, cloisonné, tops and wooden reliefs etc. By publishing contracts he proposed to them, he contributed to their success through the dissemination of their works. Being childless is his nephew and successor, Gustave Leblanc-Barbedienne who developed the foundry specializing in monumental bronzes. In France, many memorials are signed Leblanc-Barbedienne. The quality of the casting, the chasing and patina, the Barbedienne own way made gradually, the signature of the founder has gained importance. Thanks to Ferdinand Barbedienne, the chipmaker to report sculptor has become analogous to the relationship between composer and interpreter of music. Ferdinand Barbedienne rests in the cemetery of Père-Lachaise in Paris. Dimensions foot diameter 11.9 cm height 28 cm All pictures are on:
Price:2100 €
Period:19th century
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Bronze
Diameter : pied 11,9 cm
Height : 28 cm
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