Add this store to favorites. Exceptional and rare pair of bronze candlesticks gold and silver, even in the form of caryatids representing clad women draped in antique mounted on a round base, signed Barbedienne & cie, period late nineteenth century.These candlesticks are in very good condition, they are of exceptional quality. A note: slight wear of time, tiny wear to the silvering on women, see photos. He is best known for his bronze foundry art reproduction.
In 1839 Barbedienne founded the house in which he reproduced in 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: 11.9 cm foot height: 28 cm.
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