Antique Louis-Ernest Barrias Ferdinand Barbedienne French Bronze Putti Sculpture. Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare and beautiful antique Louis-Ernest Barrias & Ferdinand Barbedienne putto bronze figural vase! Louis-Ernest Barrias was a renowned French sculptor and artist working in Paris in the mid to late 19th century.
He worked mainly in marble and his work was translated to other mediums such as this bronze. This lovely piece is exceptionally finely crafted and detailed. It is clearly NOT a later re-cast. The diminutive objet d'art might be used as a bud vase, toothpick or match holder, and even used to store a fine writing pen.
The bronze depicts a chubby putto child figure bending down and struggling to lift a large Chinese Ming cloisonne-style vase decorated with beaded border neck and base and etched center band. A delicate bonsai tree grows out of the ground neat the base of the piece. The work is strongly influenced by the Victorian (aesthetic/Orientalist) interest in the Fast East and obsession with nature, with hints of the Art Nouveau style which was just taking hold at this time. The piece is signed on the vase "E Barrias" and also on the back of the base F. BARBEDIENNE, " and in ink on the bottom " 21557 Seri (indecipherable).
Bronze presents beautifully and is in excellent antique condition, with very minor display wear and patina commensurate with age. Add elegant French Victorian style and elegance to any fine antique bronze collection with this precious piece.. Fresh to the market from an old Rhode Island estate! Dimensions: 4-1/2" in height, 3-1/4" in width (at the widest point), 2-1/4 in depth. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit.Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Louis-Ernest Barrias Ferdinand Barbedienne French Bronze Putti Sculpture" is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".
The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.