Lot 144: Ferdinand Barbedienne (France 1837 - 1905)
October 25, 2016
Roma, ItalyLive Auction
Ferdinand Barbedienne (France 1837 - 1905)
"The Sacrifice", a pair of greek amphoras vases with gilt bronze handles decorated with classical scenes and grapes, musical instruments and garlands, standing on a tripod decorated with Hercules heads, signed by F. Levillain e F. Barbedienne.
It is possible that this type of vase was edited from the bronze vase exposed by Ferdinand Levillain (Paris 1837 - 1905)at the Salon of 1875 under the title "The Sacrifice". It was included in the catalog published by Barbedienne in 1880 under the title "Amphora".
Bibliografia: F. Barbedienne, Catalogue des bronzes d'art, Paris, 1891, p.20
F. Barbedienne, G. Leblanc-Barbedienne successeurs, Bronzes et objets d'art, Paris, 1911, p.79
Paris, last quarter 19th century
h. 57 cm.