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Ferdinand Barbedienne Low Handled Bronze Urn after the Zaffoli Borghese Vase

$ 4,250
  • Description
    Glorious 19th century gilt bronze low handled urn modelled after the original Borghese vase by Giovanni Zoffoli (c1785-1845) cast by Barbedienne in the third quarter of the 19th century. 14.5 cm Tall and 24.5 cm Across.



    The work is distinguished by its four satyr masks and gilt thyrsi, staffs or spears tipped with ornamental pine cones and hung with goatskins, which were commonly carried by the followers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, fertility and agriculture, equivalent to the Greek, Dionysus.



    Presented with its original zinc liner. Inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE to the base for Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) of Paris.



    An original cast by Zoffoli resides in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This rare design is one of only two that we have been able to locate.



    The artist worked for Giacomo Zoffoli (his brother or nephew), a Roman silversmith and bronze founder who built a successful business producing reductions after antique sculptures for those making the Grand Tour.



    Known as the Borghese Vase, the two antique vases were in the collection of the Borghese family, then in Rome but now in the Louvre, having been bought by Napoleon from his brother-in-law Camillo Borghese in 1807.



    The Zaffoli Borghese Vases were in turn inspired by the 1st Century Urn that resides in the Louvre, Paris



    Height 14.5 cm x Width 24.5 cm

    Zinc Liner 10 cm Deep x 12.5 cm Width



    Some areas of patination as shown on images.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze
    Condition: Good. Good Antique Condition
    Styles / Movements: Classical, Ancient Art, Neoclassical
    Patterns: Textured, Tone on Tone, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: barbedienne urn
    Incollect Reference #: 707368
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.65 in; H. 0.59 in; Diam. 6.3 in;
    W. 24.5 cm; H. 1.5 cm; Diam. 16 cm;
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Based in the historic county of East Sussex, England, LCT Home specialise in sourcing the extraordinary, travelling extensively to hand pick European and British heritage antique furniture, designer lighting, and objet d’art from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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