Henry Vian

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Henry Vian (1860-1905) was a celebrated Parisian bronzier specialising in the production of bronzes in the eighteenth century style and interior ornamentation of great quality. His output was concerned principally with the production of light-fittings but also included other bronze items. Such was the quality of his work that his casting and gilding can often be mistaken for earlier eighteenth century works of art.


 He participated in the Great Exhibitions of 1878, 1889 and 1900, receiving a Gold Medal in 1889. As a member of the jury with a status, hors concours, a measure of excellence, he was prohibited from competing in 1900.


His wife and son ran the business after his death in 1905 until 1944, when the city of Paris took over the premises for the l'Ecole des Métiers d'Art.




Bibliography:

Verlet, Pierre. Les Bronzes Dorés Français du XVIIIe siècle, Picard, (Paris), 1987; p.342-4.


Devaux, Yves. L’Univers des Bronzes, Pygmalion, (Paris), 1978.


 

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HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)
A Large Gilt-Bronze Hall Lantern after the Model for Versailles
An Exceptional and Large Gilt-Bronze Hall Lantern after the Model Made for the Palace of Versailles. The Bronze Cast by Henri Vian. This large ...
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HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)
A Very Fine Pair of Guan-Type Porcelain Vases Mounted as Candelabra
A Very Fine Pair of Chinese Guan-Type Blue and White Porcelain Vases Depicting the Eight Horses of Muwang Mounted As Candelabra. The French Gilt-B...
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HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)
An Unusual Set of Four Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, depicting Roman Warriors
An Unusual Set of Four Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques Attributed to Henry Vian. This fine set of four twin-light wall appliques each have a backpla...
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HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)
French Ormolu Clock and Barometer
A Cartel Clock and Barometer of the Belle Epoque Period By Henri Vian of Paris Constructed in finely cast, chased and gilt ormolu cases, the co...
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HENRY VIAN (1860-1905)
Regence style gilt bronze eight branch Chandelier marked Vian
Regence style gilt bronze eight branch Chandelier marked Vian: the central stem encased by four outer scrolling struts; with foliate decoration o...
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