Fine Antique Signed Ferdinand Barbedienne Gilt Bronze Jewel Box Casket
Here is for sale a superb antique ormolu gilt bronze jewel box. A rich decoration with dolphins, angels, flowers etc. A great quality item, signed F. Their illustrated catalogues included many diverse objects such as busts, ornemental sculpture (clocks, candelabras, chandeliers) sometimes even life-sized and also bronzes for furniture. Apart from his own production, Barbedienne worked for the most renowned sculptors such as Barrias, Bosio, Clésinger and Carrier-Belleuse. Participating in all Universal Exhibitions, winning many awards, Barbedienne was made an officer of the Légion dHonneur in 1867 and Commander in 1878 when he was compared with « a prince of industry and the king of bronze casting ». His glory did not decline with the passage of the time for at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 the critics thanked Barbedienne for the example he set for other bronze-casters by the perfection of his bronzes. Height: 4.875 inches (about 13 cm). Base: 6.50 x 4.50 inches (about 16 x 11 cm). Weight: 1.014 kilogramme (rather heavy in hands). Very good antique condition , no repairs. Original gilding a bit worn on relieves.
Inside the box, the piece of material is a bit worn (this is the original one). Key and lock are in good condition. A superb French antique jewel box! More than hundred years old and still a good looking, this is typically French.
A lovely usable investment piece, will only go up in value! Guarantee: I only sell original antiques, no reproductions! All my parcels are tracked and fully insured. The item "FINE ANTIQUE SIGNED FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE GILT BRONZE JEWEL BOX CASKET" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames". The seller is "magicbroc" and is located in St Leu la Forêt. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.
- Type: box
- Style: French
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Maker: Ferdinand barbedienne
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Gold
- Country/Region of Origin: France