This is your chance to acquire an antique Grand Tour patinated bronze urn in the Barbedienne style and dating from around 1870. Offered for sale in truly excellent condition.
This stunning Renaissance style patinated bronze urn is cast in the manner of Barbedienne. Ferdinand Barbedienne was the owner of a foundry in Paris in the mid 1800s and, in conjunction with his partner, Achille Collas, the inventor of a clever machine that could mechanically reduce statues, they built a business making and selling bronze reductions of the antique Greek and Roman sculptures. This process was popular in that it made fine sculptures more accessible to art lovers.
The body of this piece is cast with a ribbon and floral garland frieze which is centred by a series of ox-skull maskheads. The bronze urn is further mounted with a pair of classical male figural handles.
This fine bronze urn is raised on an attractive fluted and laurel wreath pedestal situated on a square marble plinth base.
This antique bronze urn was hot cast in solid bronze using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method and the standard of craftsmanship is right up there with the best. This bronze urn is not only in the style of Barbedienne but also to the high standard of workmanship employed by that master of bronze casting.
As previously stated, but worth reiterating, this bronze urn is offered in excellent condition, something we have tried to portray with the included photographs. This bronze urn is available for viewing at our London showroom, along wide a wide choice of other bronzes, please see below for more details.
More Information and To View
Fine bronze urns and other bronze pieces like this are always best viewed them in person if that is possible. However we know that this is not always a trip you can make so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely antique bronze urn. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other antique bronze pieces at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This antique bronze urn is a delicate and valuable item so it requires specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - whether that be your home or other premises. We can pack and ship it to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with this item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this bronze unless we have erroneously described it in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 60 x Width 44 x Depth 30
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot
Our reference: 08646