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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE JARDINIERES
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE JARDINIERES
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE JARDINIERES
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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE JARDINIERES

BY MAISON BOUDET, PARIS, THE RELIEFS AFTER CLAUDE MICHEL, CALLED CLODION, CIRCA 1890

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE JARDINIERES
BY MAISON BOUDET, PARIS, THE RELIEFS AFTER CLAUDE MICHEL, CALLED CLODION, CIRCA 1890
Each with upright scroll handles over a cylindrical body cast with scenes of a Bacchic procession and centred by Bacchus on a panther-drawn chariot, above a Greek key band with satyr masks suspending floral garlands, the gadrooned socle suspended by four scroll feet, on a shaped foot, one signed 'BOUDET / 43 BD DES CAPUCINES PARIS' to the base
33 in. (84 cm.) high; 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Provenance
From a French Collection; Koller, Zurich, 25 June 2010, lot 1341.
CHÂTEAU - A Distinguished American Collection of Important 19th Century Furniture & Works of Art; Christie's, London, 28 October 2014, lot 3.
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The Maison Boudet operated a prolific magasin at 43, boulevard des Capucines from 1886 forward, creating a wide range of items including objets d'art, furniture and jewellery. The present jardinières of impressive scale and fine chasing, combine elements of decoration from the Louis XVI period including rams masks, Greek key borders and trailing foliate garlands. The reliefs to the central panel relate closely to a terracotta possibly after the late 18th/early 19th century sculptor Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814) representing the Triumph of Bacchus now in The National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, illustrated in A. Poulet, G. Scherf, 'Clodion 1738-1814,’ Exhibition Catalogue, 17 March – 29 June 1992, Paris, p. 200, fig. 114. Scherf has suggested that a similar relief may once have been part of an architectural frieze, an important vein of Clodion’s production in which elaborate bacchic processions were frequently represented (G. Scherf, op. cit., p. 202).

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