Table Clock Ferdinand Barbedienne Bronze Marble France XIX Century

Code :  OGANOG0122012

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Table Clock Ferdinand Barbedienne Bronze Marble France XIX Century

Code :  OGANOG0122012

not available

Table Clock Ferdinand Barbedienne Bronze Marble France XIX Century

Features

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Parigi, Francia

Material:  Golden Bronze , White Marble

Description

Ferdinand Barbedienne table clock in white marble and gilt bronze. The clock is set inside a fluted column in white marble and rests on a square base. The gilt bronze decorations are with vegetable and Greek motifs and a laurel wreath surrounds the base of the column. The exhibition in white marble with hours in gilded bronze with Roman numerals is protected by a glass lid. In the center of the dial there is the brand of the manufacture: F. Barbedienne à Paris ". The clock is surmounted by a gilded bronze statue depicting a bust of an empress with a diadem and shows the engraved brand of the manufacture on the reverse.

Product Condition:
Item in good condition, with small signs of wear. Mechanism not tested.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 78
Width: 26
Depth: 26

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

Ferdinand Barbedienne (6 August 1810 - 21 March 1892) was a French metalworker and producer, known as the founder of bronze. The son of a small farmer from Calvados, he began his career as a wallpaper dealer in Paris. In 1838 he entered into partnership with Achille Collas (1795-1859), who had just invented a machine to create miniature replicas of bronze statues. Together they started a business selling miniatures of ancient statues from museums across Europe, thus democratizing art and making it more accessible to families. From 1843 they expanded their scope by reproducing the work of living artists and also diversified by creating enameled household objects. With the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 the company had to switch to the foundation of cannons for a short time due to the scarcity of metals but subsequently resumed activity. After Barbedienne's death in 1892, he was buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery and the company was run by his nephew Gustave Leblanc until 1952. Among the main artists reproduced by the firm were Antoine Louis Barye and Auguste Rodin.

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Material:

Golden Bronze

White Marble

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