Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870

$ 24,000
  • Description
    Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870, The Design Attributed to Louis Constant Sevin.

    An exceptional quality turquoise-ground champlevé enamel and gilt-bronze ormolu jardinière decorated all over with foliate scrolls and enamel flowers.

    Signed F. Barbedienne.

    Champlevé enamelling is similar to cloisonné in that the enamel is applied to discrete cells separated by metal. However, in champlevé, cells or troughs are cast into or cut away from the metal base, leaving a raised metal line between the cells which forms the outline of a design. The cells are then filled with molten or powdered glass and fired.

    The design for the jardinière with its distinctive Néo-Byzantine enamel work is attributed to the sculptor and designer Louis-Constant Sévin (1821-1888), who created many of Barbedienne’s most important pieces from 1855 until 1888.

    At the age of thirteen the gifted Sévin entered an apprenticeship with the sculptor Marneuf and by 1839 was an accomplished sculptor and designer of jewellery. During the Revolution of 1848 he moved to London taking up the position of foreman for the goldsmith’s firm of Jean-Valentin Morel in London. Many of the items he designed for Morel where presented at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

    Returning to France in 1851 he moved to Limoges to design porcelain for the factory of Jouhanneaud & Dubois, before finally taking up the position of sculptor - decorator with Barbedienne in Paris in 1855, a position he was to hold until the end of his life in 1888. He was to achieve great recognition for his work throughout his long career, including a medal for excellence at the London Exhibition of 1862 and a Gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1878.

    Excellent condition, ready to place. No damages noted.

    Measures: 5" high x 8" wide x 5" deep.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze Enamel
    Condition: Good. Good Condition
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Incollect Reference #: 557457
  • Dimensions
    W. 5 in; H. 8 in; D. 5 in;
    W. 12.7 cm; H. 20.32 cm; D. 12.7 cm;
Message from Seller:

For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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