A True Pair Of French 19th Century Renaissance St. Patinated Bronze Lamps Signed F. Barbedienne & F. Levillain
Item # 8114
A handsome and unusually larger scale true pair of French 19th century Renaissance st. patinated bronze lamps signed F. Levillain & F. Barbedienne. Each lamp is raised by a tripod with fine paws holding ormolu ball feet and Hercules wearing lion skin. Charming scenes are depicted amidst richly chased foliate movements and top rams heads with swaging floral garlands. Above the handles is the original pierced oil lamp top cap. All original patina throughout. Lamp base: 14"
Ferdinand Barbedienne (10 January 1810 – 21 March 1892), a renowned bronzier. Between 1850 and 1854 his firm , Barbedienne,, provided furnishings in the Renaissance Revival style for the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. They received numerous medals at the International Exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London.
Ferdinand Levillain (1837-1905) was a renowned sculptor who exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1861. He was awarded a Silver Medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, and was awarded 'Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur' by the French state in 1892.