L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel

Fireplace set comprising of a clock and two candelabra with four lights, made of onyx, gilded bronze, enamelled plate, cabochons of hard stone marquetry, and champlevés enamels polychrome. The style of this splendid set is characteristic of the most beautiful creations of Ferdinand Barbedienne in collaboration with the famous ornamentalist Louis Constant Sévin. Its decorative repertoire mixes with neoclassical motifs, the combination of bronze and enamel is very colorful and sublimates Algerian onyx. Signature on the dial of the manufacturer 's clock, editor and founder F.Barbedienne Paris, Bd Poissonnière 30. The Barbedienne House at the London World's Fair in 1862, was awarded three medals for Excellence, featured and pioneered in London for its technique of enamel said "cloisonné" cast on art objects.

Provenance : private collection

About the artist

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.

About the context

Enamel
From the London 1851 and then Paris 1855 World Fairs, enamel, in its wide range of techniques and polychrom effects, was brought back to artistic life and knew, under the French Second Empire a rehabilitation in Parisian decorative arts. It then became a field of study for ornemanists and many artists.

ATTENTION
The price below does not include shipment because the item is too bulky or too heavy to be shipped by La Poste.

Please feel free to contact us in order to ask for an estimate.

Price: €7,500.00

Any questions ? Feel free to contact us.
Thank you to specify the item's reference.

Dimensions

Clock
Height : 20.9 in
Width : 7.9 in
Depth : 5.1 in
Candelabras
Height ; 18.5 in
Width : 8.26 in

Time 1870
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze, onyx, enamel and hard stone
Reference Garniture-Barbedienne349
L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel

Move your mouse over image

More Views

  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
  • L.C. Sévin & F.Barbedienne, neoclassical style set clock onyx and enamel
Give Feedback

Contact Us



* Required Fields