Louis Constant SÉVIN (1821-1888) and Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE (1810-1892)
France, around 1880
Gilt bronze and glass
H.: 20; Diameter: 21 cm
Flower holder composed of a gilded bronze vase, which recalls the shape of the chalice krater. It is mounted on a pedestal, entirely openwork and punctuated with medallions depicting putti and trophies of musical and artistic instruments, women's heads, foliage scrolls and garlands of flowers. It is lined with a removable blue glass liner.
The large display bears the signature “F. Barbedienne” in capital letters. It also has a liner of the same material and color as the vase.
Bibliography: A similar copy is reproduced in the Revue des arts décoratifs , December 1888 - February 1889, p.163.
Illustration image: “The artists of industry, Constant Sévin”, in the Revue des arts décoratifs , Victor Champier, December 1888, February 1889, p.163.
Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
Ref. LP: 2879