Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Candelabrum

Candelabrum

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1862 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    8031-1862

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ferdinand Barbédienne (1810-92) was apprenticed at the age of twelve to a wall paper manufacturer and by 1834 had become one of the most successful wall paper manufacturers in Paris. In 1838 he entered into partnership with Achille Collas (1795-1858) who, two years before, had invented a machine which applied the principles of a diagraph and the pantograph to the reproduction and reduction of sculpture in relief and in the round. Barbédienne started a new career as a bronze founder. His new firm, under the name Collas & Barbédienne, specialised in antique reproductions and developed new processes for patinations and coloured bronzes. Their exhibit at the London Exhibition of 1851, which included, reduced to half the size, a reproduction of Ghiberti’s principal door for the Baptistery in Florence, brought them universal acclaim, and thereafter, their success was assured. In the latter part of the 19th century the firm of Barbédienne became France’s leading manufacturer of artistic bronzes.

Physical description

Five light gilt metal candelabrum in 'néo-grec' style on tripod stand. Surmounted by a stork with wings spread.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1862 (made)

Artist/maker

Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Object history note

Bought from 1862 International Exhbition for £24
One of a pair.

Descriptive line

Gilt bronze candelabrum made by Ferdinand Barbédienne, Paris, ca. 1862.

Labels and date

These candelabra were purchased from the London 1862 International Exhibition for £24. Barbédienne had exhibited several pieces in this accomplished néo-grec style with great success at the Paris 1855 Universal Exhibition. [1987-2006]

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Gilding

Subjects depicted

Stork

Categories

Ph-survey; Lighting; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.