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French 19th century Louis XVI st. Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain and ormolu centerpiece, signed Louis-Simon Boizot

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A very elegant and unique French 19th century Louis XVI st. Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain, ormolu and crystal centerpiece signed Louis-Simon Boizot. The centerpiece is raised by a thick demi lune Gris St. Anne marble base with a concave top... — Read More

  • Item # 8821A
  • H: 35.75 in L: 19.25 in D: 16 in

    H: 91 cm L: 49 cm D: 41 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Biscuit De Sèvres Porcelain, Crystal, Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (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.
  • Louis-Simon Boizot Read More
  • Louis-Simon Boizot (1743–1809) was a French sculptor whose models for biscuit figures for Sèvres porcelain are better-known than his large-scale sculptures. At sixteen, Boizot became a student at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and worked in the atelier of the sculptor René-Michel Slodtz (1705–1764), with whom Houdon also trained. Boizot took the Prix de Rome for sculpture in 1762, for a sojourn at the French Academy in Rome (1765–70). Boizot exhibited at the annual salons until 1800. From 1805 he held a chair at the Academie des Beaux-Arts. Among many others, Boizot executed the sculpture for the Fontaine du Palmier erected in 1808 in the Place du Châtelet, Paris
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French 19th century Louis XVI st. Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain and ormolu centerpiece, signed Louis-Simon Boizot

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