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A Pair of Bronze Vases
By F. Barbedienne

Cast in bronze baluster form, rising from a circular base, the whole decorated extensively with bucolic ornament of flora and fauna raised in relief; an Arcadian couple symbolic of bounty flanking the central motif with birds of paradise, plants and a mask of Dionysus. The double-frieze depicting idyllic scenes of human labour and production. After an original design by the sculptor Ferdinand Levillain, and signed to the base "F. BARBEDIENNE" & "F. Levillain."
French, circa 1880


H: 19 in / 48 cm  |  Dia: 8.5 in / 21.5 cm

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