A Neo-Classical Gueridon With A Porphyry Top
A Neo-Classical Gueridon With A Porphyry Top

Attributed to FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE (1810-1892)

A Neo-Classical Gueridon With A Porphyry Top

c. 1890 France

Offered by Adrian Alan


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This striking gueridon has a circular inset porphyry top within a gilt-bronze egg and dart border. The top is supported on three patinated bronze monopodia supports with stylised lions heads and paws and united by gilt-bronze ‘X’- form cross stretchers.

The design for a plateau or stand, with comparative stylised monopodia supports, by Ferdinand Levillain and cast by Barbedienne, was illustrated in the 1889 Gazette des Beaux-Arts and reproduced by Jonathan Meyer in his book Great Exhibitions.
Meyer, Jonathan (2006), Great Exhibitions, Antique Collectors club, Woodbridge; p. 276, H28.
Mestdagh, Camille and Pierre Lecoules, L'Ameublement d'art français: 1850-1900, Editions de l'Amateur (Paris), 2010, pp.23, 120, 155, 161 and 179.
Kjellberg, Pierre, Les Bronzes du XIX Siècle, dictionnaire des sculpteurs, Editions de l'Amateur (Paris) 1987, pps.653-658.
Height 84.00 cm (33.07 inches)
Width 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Stock Code
Patinated and Gilt-Bronze
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