Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC
Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC
Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC
Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC
Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC
Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC

Antique French Grand Tour Miniature Bronze Model of Vendome Column 19thC

c. 1880 France

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This is a beautiful antique French Grand Tour miniature bronze model of the Vendome Column, circa 1880 in date.

This stunning miniature bronze features Napoleon I standing atop in his 'redingote' coat and trademark hat, after the original by Charles-Emile Seurre.

This high quality bronze is superbly cast and has an elegant golden patina. It is raised on a black Belgian marble platform base.

The bronze is made from the lost wax process 'cire perdue'.

The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none. Add an elegant touch to your desk with this superb miniature bronze.

Condition:
In excellent condition.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 19 x Width 8 x Depth 8

Dimensions in inches:
Height 7.5 x Width 3.1 x Depth 3.1

Place Vendôme
is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France, located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Église de la Madeleine. It is the starting point of the Rue de la Paix. Its regular architecture by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and pedimented screens canted across the corners give the rectangular Place Vendôme the aspect of an octagon.

The original Vendôme Column at the centre of the square was erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz; it was torn down on 16 May 1871, by decree of the Paris Commune, but subsequently re-erected and remains a prominent feature on the square today.

Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.

In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

Napoleon Bonaparte
used to say "In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it." Napoleon first met Champagne maker Jean-Remy Moët while at French military school. The friendship of these two men would have lasting impact on the history of the Champagne region and on the beverage itself as Napoleon actively supported his friend and stopped by his Chateau often even after becoming emperor.

Our reference: 09495
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Width 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Depth 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Stock Code
09495
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