A French 19th Century Ormolu Statue By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Item # 7085
Category: Objets D'art
A charming French 19th century small scale ormolu statue of Cupid with his swan, signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne. The sculpture is raised on a Rouge Griotte marble base. Above is the finely chased cupid grasping his swan around the neck. Wonderful details and expressions throughout. All original gilt.
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 – 1892), a renowned French 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.