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    Sale 5344

    Christie's Interiors

    15 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 397

    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE TAZZA

    CAST BY BARBEDIENNE, AFTER FERDINAND LEVILLAIN (1837-1905), CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE TAZZA
    CAST BY BARBEDIENNE, AFTER FERDINAND LEVILLAIN (1837-1905), CIRCA 1870
    The shallow dish with central bas-relief depicting classical figures entitled beneath MENALCAS MOPSUS, inscribed F.LEVILLAIN, the rim inscribed F.BARBEDIENNE
    18¾in. (47.5cm.) wide overall


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    This tazza is an example of collaboration between Levillain and the higly acclaimed bronzier of the peroid, Ferdinand Barbedienne (d.1892). The foundry established in 1839, was renowned for bronze editions, but also produced decorative objects in styles that reflected the various exotic and revival trends popular at the time.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the illustration for this lot on page 50 of the catalogue is incorrectly labeled as lot 403.