Large and Important pair of 19th Century Bronze candelabra, by Barbedienne.

GBP 250,000.00

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Object Description

A fine quality important pair of 19th Century patinated Bronze seven branch candelabra, each with frosted glass shades and cut glass droplets. Supported by a pair of classical maidens with headdresses and drapes.
Signed; Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin and Barbedienne Fondeur

Object History

Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (French, 1841-1907) Cast by F. Barbedienne Fondeur, signed “Ele. Guillemin, 1872”

Ferdinand Barbedienne (6 August 1810[1] – 21 March 1892)
The son of a small farmer from Calvados, he started his career as a dealer in wallpaper in Paris. In 1838 he went into partnership with Achille Collas (1795-1859), who had just invented a machine to create miniature bronze replicas of statues. Together they started a business selling miniatures of antique statues from museums all over Europe, thus democratising art and making it more accessible to households.[2] From 1843 they extended their scope by reproducing the work of living artists and also diversified by making enamelled household objects. With the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 the firm briefly had to switch to cannon founding owing to the shortage of metals but resumed business afterwards

Object Condition

Good

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