Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Pair of antique gilt and patinated bronze jardinières by Barbedienne

$ 150,000
  • Description
    Pair of antique gilt and patinated bronze jardinières by Barbedienne
    French, Late 19th Century
    Height 84cm, width 57cm, depth 51cm
    Crafted in France in the late 19th century out of gilt and patinated bronze, this superb pair of planters is decorated with a plethora of motifs, some relating to the well-known story from Roman mythology.
    The patinated bronze bodies of the planters are cast with depictions of the famous story of Bacchus and Ariadne. The Roman god of wine is portrayed sitting in his chariot surrounded by men, females, satyrs, and putti. Next to him is Ariadne with whom he falls in love. A charming putto holds a crown over her head, which in the story is thrown up to the sky by Bacchus, immortalising Ariadne as the constellation Corona Borealis. The procession surrounding the two protagonists extends around the circumference of the planters, ensuring the pieces can be viewed from all angles.
    The lips of the planters are mounted with prominent gilt bronze mounts. These are cast with large acanthus leaf motifs as well as a pair of oval handles with beaded detailing. Very ornate gilt bronze stands support each of the planters. The Greek key frieze is mounted with a pair of horned satyrs adorned with acanthus leaves and grape vines. Below are four C-shaped feet which terminate on an X-shaped plinth.
    One planter bears the ‘BARBEDIENNE’ mark on the stand.
    Wonderfully showcasing the beauty of gilt and patinated bronze, this pair of antique planters would look superb in both outdoor and indoor spaces.
    Artist/Maker: Ferdinand Barbedienne
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Ormolu, patinated bronze.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17559
    Incollect Reference #: 729296
  • Dimensions
    W. 22.44 in; H. 33.07 in; D. 20.08 in;
    W. 57 cm; H. 84 cm; D. 51 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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