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|ANTIQUE BRONZE GREEK/ROMAN MAIDEN PLAQUES|
LARGE PAIR of Antique Bronze Greek/Roman maiden plaque wall hangings.
One is in a graceful pose, the other is pouring water from a jar.
Signed “F. Barbedienne” representing two young women symbolizing the Source
after Jean Goujon, 19th century. Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810-1892),
who was a French metalworker and manufacturer with a renowned reputation for excellence
in bronze founder castings.
Well documented in art venues as well as antique art collectible
circles, these plaques are highly sought after – especially in this condition.
History of the Foundry
The F. Barbedienne foundry stated in Paris in 1838 by Ferdinand Barbedienne and Achille Collas. Collas died in 1859, there were 300 workers in the foundry by that time. He purchased 125 casting models from Antoine Louis Barye’s sale in 1876 and cast and sold editions of them very successfully. When Barbedienne died in 1891 the foundry was purchased by Gustave Leblanc, a nephew, who purchased other models and production rights until 1952.
Bas relief bronze on smoke Plexiglass backing, sturdy wire hanger on back of each.
Bronze measurements 46” long x 11” wide x 7/8” thick
Smoke plexiglass 48” long x 14” wide x 1/2” thick
Weight of each: 42 pounds
$11,500 for the pair
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CAST BRONZE WORKS
from Thailand, unsigned
REAL BRONZE, NOT A RESIN MIXTURE
Acquired from an estate that was dealing with one foundry located in Bangkok, Thailand exclusively using the Lost Wax process.
This is the most precise metal casting technique in existence, ensuring accurate reproductions of the original sculpture and exquisite detail. All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted in usually in clay or wax. This method was developed a thousand years ago or more. Even though modern methods and materials have improved the technique, it is still an extremely labor intensive and expensive process.
Bronze is copper & tin alloy (pure copper is too soft for durable works). Bronze was discovered by 3500 B.C. by the Sumerians. It is resistant to corrosion and made an ideal choice for weaponry for that reason. Steel had not yet been discovered. Other elements may be added to copper to make bronze such as manganese, phosphorus, silicon & aluminum.
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7 pounds, 9" long x 13" tall x 7" wide
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Fox family in trees
20 pounds, 12" diameter base x 20x20" branch tops to hold 24"+ glass top, 17" tall
(Too large to ship outside U.S.)
6-1/2 pounds, 10" long x 5" wide x 7" tall
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Lion head, flat
16 pounds, 17" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep
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8-1/2 pounds, 11" long x 4-3/4" wide x 6-1/2" tall
(Add $72 to ship outside U.S.)
2 pounds, 6" long x 3" wide x 3" tall
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