"A Pair Of Ewers Bronze Neo-greek Revival Attribued To Ferdinand Levillain (paris, 1837- Paris, "Pair of ewers patina medal with a black marble base in Belgium Greek Revival style, attributed to Ferdinand Levillain (Paris, 1837 Paris, 1905)
Period : 1870
Origin : France, Paris
Height : 20 in
Ferdinand Levillain ( Born in Paris1837- Died in Paris, 1905 ) was a french medal engraver.
He exhibited at the Salon of the French Artists from 1861 to 1903. From 1871 on he became famous thanks to his partnership with bronzemaker Ferdinand Barbedienne, on their common stand they exhibited lamps, cups, amphoras designed in the Neo-Greek way. This joint effort between Ferdinand and Barbedienne lasted from 1871 to 1878. He was awarded a gold medal at the 1878 World Fair for his Ancient style works.
About the context
Under the Second Empire, this style was described as either neo-Greek, neo-Pompeian or a Greek-estruco manifested especially in the field of porcelain and metal of the Arts, especially the bronze furniture. Ferdinand Levillain remained all this life this passion for classical antiquity.