A French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period Rouge Griotte marble, ormolu and patinated bronze clock and bust by Emile Colin & Cie and A. Carrier
An impressive and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period Rouge Griotte marble, ormolu and patinated bronze clock and bust by Emile Colin & Cie and A. Carrier. The clock is raised by unique and extremely... — Read More
- Item # 11482
H: 33.5 in L: 13.25 in D: 12.5 in
H: 85 cm L: 34 cm D: 32 cm
- 19th Century
- Marble/Stone, Ormolu, Patinated Bronze
Belle Époque ,
Louis XVI st.
(Belle Époque) -
Gaining its name from the optimistic and peaceful period of time between 1871 and World War I, Belle Epoque means “beautiful period”, and occurred during the era of the Third French Republic. This period of economic, colonial, and scientific prosperity brought with it a flourishing artistic climate with numerous literal, musical, theatrical, and visual masterpieces being created.
The Eiffel Tower, which was constructed between 1887 and 1889, served as the entrance to the World’s Fair held in Paris. That same year, the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris was founded and showcased the now more mainstream styles of performance including can-can dancing. Belle Epoque dancers and singers were Paris celebrities and became immortalized by the poster arts of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Leading up to this period in 1865, the American Civil War was coming to a close, with France proposing to construct the Statue of Liberty as a joint effort with the United States. France would be responsible for the statue, with America constructing the pedestal. Created to celebrate the nation’s success in building a viable democracy, the statue would stand as a symbol of friendship between the French and American people.
(Louis XVI st.) -
Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution.
Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism.
King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks.
Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins.
Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
- Le Maison Colin
, Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Le Maison Colin was a very prestigious foundry founded in Paris in 1843 and it was located at 29 rue Sévigné. Renown for their high quality castings, it exhibited in various World's Fairs including the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris were it was awarded gold medal. The Maison worked with several of the top Parisian bronziers of the era.
Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824–1887) A renowned French sculptor, a student of David d'Angers at the École des Beaux-Arts. Auguste Rodin worked as his assistant between 1864 and 1870. In 1862 Carrier-Belleuse was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was made an Officier of the Légion d'honneur. He was also made artistic director at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 1876. He was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
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