Add this store to favorites. Pair of baluster vases gilt bronze finely chopped, decorated with two characters in bucolic landscapes and flowering accompanied birds: a musician playing a flute on one side, a naked shepherd each other, on the base a small lizard and a rat, signed f. Barbedienne shaped handles branches on a red marble base, antique Napoleon III nineteenth century.
These vases are in good condition and are of remarkable quality. Signed on the side of the base.
A note: some small stains, scratches and wear time. He is best known for his bronze foundry art reproduction.
In 1839 Barbedienne founded the house where he reproduce bronze statues most of Europes museums, small enough to be able to decorate the modern interiors. His idea was to democratize art by making it accessible to faithful leaders out reproductions. The themes are often allegorical, and draw widely in the ancient repertoire. Even today, it is quite common to find in the \He applied his methods to the work of sculptors of his barye time Fremiet, leads, etc. And created numerous bronze models dameublement, enamel, cloisonné, high and low reliefs in wood etc.
For the publishing contracts that offered them, he contributed to their success by the distribution 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, clean way to Barbedienne made gradually, the signature of the founder has gained importance. Thanks to Ferdinand Barbedienne, sculptor report in depth became analogous to the relationship between composer and performer for music.Ferdinand Barbedienne rests in the cemetery Father-Lachaise in Paris. Diameter: 9.2 cm base height: 27 cm width: 10.5 cm between loops. The item \The seller is \This article can be shipped worldwide.