"Air Of Persian Style Pvases - Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) And Louis-constant Sévin"Beautiful pair of Persian-style pear-shaped vases in gilded bronze with polychrome champlevé enamel decorations, on African red marble bases supported by clawed feet, with a rare Persian decoration adorned with interlacing, arabesques and foliage scrolls. The two vases bear the signature of the manufacturer, editor and founder F.BARBEDIENNE and are attributed to the designer-orneman Louis-Constant Sévin. The Maison Barbedienne and first exhibited during the 1862 London World's Fair. It was awarded with three medals for Excellence, for its innovating "cloisonné" technique in enameling art objects.
Provenance: private collection
Period : 1865 - 1870
Origin : France, Paris
Height : 14.56 in
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), founder, manufacturer and editor. Louis-Constant Sévin (Born in Versailles 1821 - Died in Neuilly-sur-Seine 1888) ornemanist, drawer and sculptor.
The Maison Barbedienne is one of the best and this industrial is characteristic of the union between art and industry in the history of decorative arts of the second half of the 19th century. Ferdinand Barbedienne was born in St-Martin-de-Fresnay (Calvados) in 1810 and died in Paris in 1892. In 1839 he founded his Maison where he made bronze copies of museum masterpieces. His editing process served a lot of his contemporary sculptors. He also editied a lot of furnishing bronzes in collaboration with some of the greatest ornemanists of the time, like Louis-Constant Sévin. Close collaboration between artists and manufacturer always gives birth to a high quality production because they seek the better use of progress in technical researches and a better use of machines. It is beauty emerging from technique. Thanks to their collaborations with artists, several manufacture, not only raised their level of production, but also gave Paris the title of undisputed captial of luxury industries. For almost thirty years, sculptor Louis-Constant Sévin was in charge of the furnishing bronzes production for the Maison Barbedienne. Master ornemanist, he designed some wonderful and varied works for Barbedienne.