Ferdinand Barbedienne ( 1810 -1892), Chinese style pair of lamps

Rare and large pairs of oil lamps baluster shaped from vases in Chinese cloisonné enamel, it is a French production of the prestigious Barbedienne house dating from the late nineteenth century. The work, the decoration and the chasing of the bronze worker in Paris is quite exceptional. Sockets and pedestals depicting fantastic mascarons, decorative pillows of bats, butterflies, bamboos, birds, peonies and cherry blossoms. The work on the cloisonné enamel is very sought-after, it is of an incredible fineness and forms the body of each lamp with a profusion of sets of colors that stand out against a blue background. Globes and glass tubes of the period, signature on the bases in gilded bronze F.Barbedienne.

About the artist

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.

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Dimensions Total height : 34.64 in
Time 1880
Origin France, Paris
Materials Gilt bronze and cloisonné enamels
Reference Paire-lampes-Barbedienne311
Ferdinand Barbedienne ( 1810 -1892), Chinese style pair of lamps

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