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Vase
  • Vase
    Sévin, Louis-Constant, born 1821 - died 1888
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1871 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sévin, Louis-Constant, born 1821 - died 1888 (designer)
    Attarge, Désiré (chaser)
    Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, inlaid with iron and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.370-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This vase may have been purchased by the 1851 Commissioners at one of the London exhibitions between 1871 and 1874. Louis Constant Sévin won many medals for his work, and the manufacturer Barbedienne, attributing Sévin's mastery of a variety of styles to his knowledge of the history of ornament praised his manner as "always sober and pure." Sévin won several medals at the London 1862 and Paris 1867 Exhibitions and elsewhere. Désiré Attarge was a celebrated chaser and sculptor.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1871 (made)

Artist/maker

Sévin, Louis-Constant, born 1821 - died 1888 (designer)
Attarge, Désiré (chaser)
Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, inlaid with iron and gold

Marks and inscriptions

'D. Attarge'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 48.3 cm, Width: 18.4 cm

Object history note

This vase was originally acquired by the Commissioners of the 1851 Exhibition, possibly from one of the international exhibitions organised by Henry Cole between 1871-4, and later given to the South Kensington Museum.

Descriptive line

Bronze inlaid with iron and gold, Paris, 1871, made by Barbedienne, designed by L.C. Sévin, chased by D. Attarge.

Labels and date

Bronze Vase
1871

Some of the profits from the 1851 Great Exhibition were set aside for the purchase of works of art that would act as examples to designers and manufacturers. This vase might be one of those purchases, bought at a later London exhibition. Sévin won several exhibition medals and Barbedienne, who employed him, praised his manner as 'always sober and pure'.

France, Paris; designed by Louis Constant Sévin; made in the workshops of Ferdinand Barbedienne; chased by Désiré Attarge
Bronze, inlaid with iron and gold

Given by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition, London, 1851 [05/04/2017]
VASE
Manufacturer: Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892)
Designer: L.C. Sévin (1821-1888)
Chaser: D. Attarge (about 1820-1878)
Paris: 1871
Bronze inlaid with iron and gold
Circ.370-1960
Given by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

This vase may have been purchased by the 1851 Commissioners at one of the London exhibitions between 1871 and 1874. Louis Constant Sévin won many medals for his work, and the manufacturer Barbedienne, attributing Sévin's mastery of a variety of styles to his knowledge of the history of ornament praised his manner as "always sober and pure." Sévin won several medals at the London 1862 and Paris 1867 Exhibitions and elsewhere. Désiré Attarge was a celebrated chaser and sculptor. [1987-2006]

Materials

Bronze; Iron; Gold

Techniques

Inlay; Chasing

Categories

Metalwork; Vases

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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