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A pair of gilt-bronze three-light wall appliques
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A pair of gilt-bronze three-light wall appliques

AFTER THE MODEL BY FEUCHÈRE, BY HENRY VIAN, PARIS, CIRCA 1885

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A pair of gilt-bronze three-light wall appliques
After the model by Feuchère, By Henry Vian, Paris, Circa 1885
Each surmounted by an urn finial with ram's masks, above three scrolling acanthus branches with female mask terminals, each supporting a flower-filler pierced basket, above ribbon-tied tassels, fruit and flowers, the back with initials HV and numbered 79; drilled for electricity
24½ in. (62.5 cm.) high (2)
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The bronzier Henry Vian specialised exclusively in gilt-bronze, especially light fittings, producing articles of the highest quality, so much that the style of casting and gilding can often be mistaken for earlier work. He is recorded in Pierre Verlet, Les bronzes dorés Français du XVIIIe siècle, Picard, Paris, 1987, pp. 342 and 344.

This is a copy of the celebrated model by Feuchère, now in the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris.
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