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Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

French, 1810-1892

Founded by one-time Parisian wallpaper dealer Ferdinand Barbedienne and engineer Achille Collas, one of the most revered foundries in 19th-century France began with the invention of a revolutionary 1830s-era device that could produce proportional reproductions — large or small — of sculptures. Collas’s machine, which yielded miniature likenesses of antiquities for the interiors of homes the world over, was pivotal to the success of the F. Barbedienne Foundry. The successful firm earned prestigious awards and critical acclaim and created exquisite bronze candleholdersclocks and lamps for a range of wealthy and prominent clients. 

The duo first launched their company under the name Société Collas et Barbedienne, and early on, they optimized chemical processes for pigmenting and patinating their bronze statuettes. After Collas died in 1859, Barbedienne forged on alone, and the company’s name changed to simply F. Barbedienne.

Barbedienne employed more than 300 workers at that point, and the Maison created a range of furnishings and decorative objects that featured the integration of marble and ormolu accents. However, with the onset of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the foundry was forced to retrofit its molds, and the production of cannons replaced sculpturesfurniture and vases.

When Ferdinand Barbedienne passed away in 1891, his nephew and heir, Gustave Leblanc, took over as president, changing the name to Leblanc-Barbedienne. Leblanc expanded production into Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, carrying on the company's legacy with monumental sculptures, and models and securing production rights for famous statues. Paul-Alexandre Dumas, an Art Nouveau maker and student of Louis Majorelle, succeeded Leblanc until the company's closing in 1952.

Barbedienne pieces had been exhibited regularly in the 19th century and were especially prevalent at Europe’s international expositions and world’s fairs, where they received numerous prizes. Today, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris holds dozens of Barbedienne works in its collection, including intricate mirrors, vases and cups created by Louis-Constant Sévin at the foundry. For more than two decades, Sévin created lamps, boxes and more at Maison Barbedienne. Working alongside award-winning chaser Désiré Attarge, Sévin designed Napoleon III-era works that greatly appealed to European nobility.

Other notable artists who collaborated with Barbedienne included Eugene AizelinEmmanuel FremietAntonin MerciéEmile GuilleminEdouard LievreFerdinand Levillain and Auguste Rodin.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of antique Ferdinand Barbedienne decorative objects, lighting and more.

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Creator: Ferdinand Barbedienne
Charming enamel and gilded Bronze Ewer by F. Barbedienne, France, circa 1870
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed F. Barbedienne Height : 31,5 cm (12,4 in.) ; Width : 12 cm (4,7 in.) ; Depth : 10,5 cm (4,1 in.) Charming baluster-shaped ewer in gilded bronze decorated with red and blue p...
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1880s French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Cloisonné And Ormolu Candelabras
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautifully and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. Cloisonné and Ormolu candelabras, signed F. Barbedienne. Each six arm candelabra is raised by a square Ormolu ...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Enamel, Ormolu

19th Century Barbedienne French Champleve Enamel and Gilt bronze clock set
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
19th Century Barbedienne French Champleve Enamel and Gilt bronze clock set A fine 19th Century French three piece clock garniture set. Comprising of a clock and pair of candelabra, ...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Ferdinand Barbedienne " Diana" Sculpture, 19th Century
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Madrid, ES
"Diane de Gabies" French sculpture, late 19th century. Patinated bronze with "Ferdinand Barbedienne" foundry marks. Height: 51 cm. Very good condition.
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19th Century French Baroque Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century F. Barbedienne Bronze Champlevé Enamel Candlesticks
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fine pair of champlevé enamel candlesticks in a chinoiserie style by Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 - 1892), made in Paris ca.1880. Signed "F. Barbedienne" They are an example of the ...
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1880s French Chinoiserie Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

F. Barbedienne, 19th Century French Gilt Bronze and Cloisonnè Enamel Tazza Cup
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Firenze, IT
This French 19th Century antique lovely bronze and cloisonnè enamel tazza or cup with handles is an artwork made by Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810–1892). This Napoleon III period little...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair of Trumpet-Shaped Byzantines Vases, L.C. Sevin&F. Barbedienne, France, 1880
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Louis-Constant Sevin
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed F. Barbedienne A pair of charming trumpet-shaped vases in gilt bronze with a polychrome cloisonné enamel decoration, one blue and the other green and red. They feature two annular handles and stand on four feet surmounted by a stylized palm. The vases are ornated with a Byzantine decoration. The high quality of the enamel is typical of Barbedienne’s production. It enhances this pair of vases especially with the wide range of colours used to create the decoration. The enamel is smooth and shiny and shows many shades to form the Byzantine decoration. The partitioned cloisonné is finely engraved and contributes to the decoration by adopting vegetal and foliage shapes. The Model These two vases can be linked to a vase presented by Ferdinand Barbedienne at the 1862 London Universal Exhibition and purchased at this time by the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Inv. 8026-1862). This vase has on its belly a polychrome cloisonné enamel decoration standing out against a turquoise background as show these vases. This decoration, called Byzantine, covers all the vase with coloured arabesques and scrolls. It rests on four claw feet with lion heads from a design near of our vases. Barbedienne and the Cloisonné Enamel Ferdinand Barbedienne continously innovated and he revived the use of enamel on art works during the second half of the 19th century. The Sèvres Manufacture enamel workshop had ever tried it in 1854-1855, but Barbedienne was the one who succeeded to join enamel to an industrial decorative objects production. From 1858 “At Mr Barbedienne’s, enamels in copper ornaments have got their former prestige back” (Les bronzes de la Maison Barbedienne, C. Simon, in L’Art du XIXe siècle, 1858, n°21, p. 252). The Barbedienne Company had now an enamel workshop where objects ornamented with oriental style or medieval style enamels were made. Four years after, Barbedienne’s cloisonné...
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1880s French Other Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Large Grand Tour Sculpture Bronze Greco-Roman Uffizi Wrestlers Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Rochester, NY
Grand Tour circa 1860s bronze of the Wrestlers. Rich fine dark brown patina. Marked "F. Barbedienne Fondeur." The Wrestlers also known as The Two Wrestlers, The Uffizi Wrestlers or The Pancrastinae...
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19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

An Exceptional Pair of Champleve Enamel Ormolu Candelabra by Sevin & Barbedienne
By Louis-Constant Sevin, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
Illuminating Heritage: An Important "Exhibition" Pair of Ferdinand Barbedienne and Louis Constant Sevin Champleve Enamel and Ormolu Eight-Light Candelabra / Lamps In the realm of de...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Barbedienne & Sevin - Cantharus Cup / Silver Bronze Vase
By Désiré Attarge, Louis-Constant Sevin, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Beaune, FR
Vase with handles or kantharos cup in chiseled and openwork silvered bronze produced in 1866 by the founder Ferdinand Barbedienne. Model created by the sculptor Louis Constant Sevin ...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

‘Gloria Victis’, A Patinated Bronze Figural Group by Mercié, Cast by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Patinated Bronze Figural Group of ‘Gloria Victis’ (‘Glory to the Vanquished’), Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne from the Model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916). ‘Gloria Victis’ (‘Glory to the Vanquished’). Bronze, gilt and dark brown patina. Signed 'A. Mercié', with foundry inscription 'F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur. Paris.' and A. Collas reduction cachet. The integral base titled 'GLORIA VICTIS'. This cast is part of a limited edition by the Barbedienne Foundry. France. Circa 1880. ‘Gloria Victis’ is one of the most recognisable and important works of sculpture of the nineteenth century and a definitive image of France’s historic national identity. The figure of glory, winged and wearing armour, carries a dying young warrior heavenwards towards fame and immortality. The compositional daring of the group must be admired for balancing two figures on the minimal support of one foot, wings spread in the moment before taking flight. Mercié was a student at the French Academy of Rome when the Prussians invaded France in 1870. Shortly after the war had begun, he executed a group depicting the figure of Fame supporting a victorious soldier. When news reached Mercié in Rome that the French had surrendered, he decided to alter his group, replacing the victorious soldier with a defeated casualty, thus transforming an allegory of ‘Glory to the Victors’ into one of ‘Glory to the Vanquished’. Completed in 1872, a year after the defeat of French soldiers against the Prussian army, the statue personifies a defeated but heroic France. The title is also a reversal of the famous formula, ‘Vae Victis’ (Death to the Vanquished), which the Gallic general Brennus exclaimed upon defeating the Romans in 390 BC. The figure of the fallen soldier was thought to represent Henri Regnault, a fellow sculptor of Mercié who was killed on the last day of fighting. Measuring 317 cm. high the original group of ‘Gloria Victis’ was unveiled in plaster at the Salon of 1872. It was bought by the City of Paris for the sum of twelve thousand francs and then cast in bronze by Victor Thiébaut for eight thousand five hundred francs. The bronze was exhibited at the Salon in 1875 and first placed in Montholon Square in the 8th arrondissement. In 1884 it was transferred to the courtyard of the Hôtel de Ville and in 1930, it entered the collection of the Musée du Petit Palais, where it can be seen to this day. The Thiébaut Frères foundry also cast Gloria Victis bronzes for the cities of Niort (requested 1881) Bordeaux (requested 1883), Châlons-sur-Marne (today, Châlons-en-Champagne; requested 1890), and Cholet (requested 1901). In 1905, the Danish brewer and art collector Carl Jacobsen was permitted to have an exact cast made of the original sculpture in Paris, on condition that the base was made 2 cm lower and bore the inscription “Original tilhører Paris By” (The original belongs to the City of Paris). It too was cast by the Thiébaut Frères foundry. Gloria Victis was one of Jacobsen’s most important and his last acquisition. Today it has been returned to its original position in the Winter Garden at Glyptoteket, Copenhagen, Denmark. The full-size plaster was shown again at the Paris Expositon universelle of 1878 alongside a bronze reduction by Barbedienne. By this time Antonin Mercié had entered into a commercial edition contract with the Ferdinand Babedienne foundry to produce bronze reductions of Gloria Victis, his most famous work. Gloria Victis is first recorded to have been produced in three sizes and by 1886 Barbedienne’s ‘Catalogue des Bronzes D’Art’ lists six sizes measuring 3/5, 9/20, 7/20, 3/10, 6/25 and 2/10, of the original. These reductions were produced by an invention of Barbedienne’s business partner Achille Collas. The Collas reducing machine was a type of complex mechanical pantograph lathe that enabled sculpture to be mathematically measured and transcribed to scale, in the round, thus making a reduced size plaster from which a bronze could be cast. Mercié's modern sculpture had become an instant classic, even receiving an entry in the Nouveau Larousse Illustré. The success of the group undoubtedly lay in the fact that it was admired not just on an aesthetic level, but also on a patriotic level, particularly in its commemoration of heroism in defeat. Immediately ‘Gloria Victis’ was recognised as a national artwork, capable of arousing patriotism and casts were ordered from Barbedienne as local memorials commemorating the war’s dead for cities across France. ‘Gloria Victis’ was considered so much a part of France’s national identity that for the 1900 Paris Exhibition, Ferdinand Barbedienne’s nephew Gustave Leblanc, loaned a bronze example to feature as part of l’Exposition centennale de l’art français. Literature: For an interesting account of the process of creating a reduction in bronze of the Gloria Victis by Barbedienne and illustrations of the casting and finishing of the bronze see: 'Ferdinand Barbedienne': Theodore Child; Harper's new monthly magazine, Volume 73, Issue 436, September 1886. ‘Contemporary French Sculptors’: The Century, Volume 33, Issue 3, Jan 1887. ‘Modern French Sculpture’: Harper's new monthly magazine, Volume 76, Issue 452, January 1888. S, Lami, ‘Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'Ecole française au dix-neuvième siècle’, Tome III. G.-M., Paris, 1914, p. 432. Peter Fusco and H.W. Janson, The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth Century Sculpture from North...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Antique French Barbedienne Enamel Candlestick Holder
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An antique French Barbedienne enamel candlestick holder. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this piece showcases the intricate champleve enamel technique, a hallmark of the Barbedienne workshops expertise. The vibrant enamel hues contrast beautifully against the rich tones of the metalwork, creating a harmonious and visually striking spherical composition. The piece is elevated by a sturdy marble base, adding a touch of luxury and stability to its overall aesthetic. Circa the late 19th century. Antique French Enamel Candlesticks...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Enamel

Pair of 19th Century/2nd Empire Bronze Decorative Amphoras by F. Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in North Miami, FL
Pair of 19th century/2nd Empire bronze decorative amphoras by Ferdinand Barbedienne By: Ferdinand Barbedienne Material: bronze, metal Technique: forged, gilt, metalwork, molded, pre...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Metal

Antique Patinated Bronze and Onyx Mantel Clock by Mercié and Barbedienne
By Antonin Mercie, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Antique patinated bronze and onyx mantel clock by Mercié and Barbedienne French, Late 19th Century Height 113cm, width 58cm, depth 40cm Two renowned French makers, Antonin Mercié (...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Onyx, Bronze, Ormolu

A Champlevé Enamel Jardinière by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Louis-Constant Sevin, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Champlevé Enamel and Gilt-Bronze Mounted Jardinière by Ferdinand Barbedienne, the design attributed to Louis-Constant Sévin. This fine jardinière is decorated all over with foliate...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

French clock in bronze by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very nice clock in bronze made by F.BARBEDIENNE louis XVI style of very high quality the dial of the clock is in enamel, and its remarkably executed by one the best bronziers of ...
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1890s French Louis XVI Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Box in Gilt Bronze, Signed F. Barbedienne, 19th Century.
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Box in gilt bronze, signed F. Barbedienne, 19th century" Napoleon III period box from the 19th century, signed F.Barbedienne in original gilt bronze. h: 11cm, D: 10,5cm
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Bronze and Enamel Barbedienne Paris Clock with Figural Ladies’ Faces & Hoof Feet
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Japy Frères
Located in Boston, MA
Let me say that I feel this is the most amazing clock I have seen in over 30 years. The clock case is signed Barbedienne Paris. The clock works are signed with a medallion from Japy ...
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1850s French Rococo Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair of ‘Neo-Grec’ Style Multipatinated Bronze Amphora Vases
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Large And Rare Pair of ‘Neo-Grec’ Style Multipatinated Bronze Amphora Vases by Ferdinand Levillain and Ferdinand Barbedienne. Signed to the cast ‘F. Levillain Fecit 1880’ and ‘F....
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Inkwell, After Michelangelo Laurent De Medici, In Bronze And Red Marble
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
After Michelangelo Laurent de' Medici, spectacular red marble inkwell surmounted by a sculpture and three bronze cups with brown patina. Signed F Barbedienne founder, Collas Paris me...
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1880s French Renaissance Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Gilt-Bronze and Rouge Griotte Marble Vases and Covers
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Gilt-Bronze And Rouge Griotte Marble Vases and Covers. By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris. Designed in the Neo-Grec style these elegant vases stand atop Rouge Griotte marb...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Pair of Bronze and Gilt Classical Vases by Barbedienne, 19th Century
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine pair of 19th-century Bronze and Gilt Classical Vases By Ferdinand Barbedienne 1810-1892. Each is unique with male nude figures in classical Greek poses playing music and ad...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century French Pair of Candelabra by Ferdinand Barbedienne, circa 1870
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century French pair of bronze and marble candelabras. These exceptional candelabras are by the renowned metalworker Ferdinand Barbedienne, made from rouge griotte marble...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Exceptional Pair of Vases by Louis Constant Sevin and Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional pair of French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel vases by Louis Constant Sevin and Ferdinand Barbedienne, circa 1860. "A Pair of Monumen...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

19th C. French Islamic Champleve Enamel Vase and Underplate, Signed Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
A Fantastic 19th century French Islamic/Orientalist Style Champleve Enamel Vase and Underplate, Signed F. Barbedienne. The wide-mouthed vase terminates down a narrowing body and is m...
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1850s French Islamic Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, French Bronze Bust of Jesus Christ, Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional French patinated realistic bronze bust of Jesus Christ, circa 1858 Signed: J CLESINGER. & F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, with the Reduction Me...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze "Decorative Vases" by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
A highly attractive pair of late 19th century gilt bronze twin handled vases. The handles in the form of twisted vines and the vases decorated with butterflies and birds with snails ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Gold, Bronze

Ferdinand Barbedienne Set of Gilt Bronze-Mounted Champleve Onyx Garniture
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Ferdinand Barbedienne set of gilt bronze-mounted champleve onyx garniture. It consist of two urns and one large oval vase/jardiniere. The vase...
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Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Onyx, Bronze

Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, French Bronze Bust of Jesus Christ, Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional French patinated realistic miniature bronze bust of Jesus Christ, 1858 Signed: J CLESINGER. 1858 and F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, wi...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Large Neo-Greek Vase by F. Levillain & F. Barbedienne, France, circa 1890
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in PARIS, FR
Important neo-Greek vase in the shape of an Amphora, made in two patina bronze. The body is decorated with a rich continuous frieze in bas-relief presenting a procession of characters carrying their offerings to the temple, underlined by a decoration of theatrical masks among olive trees. The 's'-scroll handles decorated with grape vines, resting only on the shoulder of the vase, are supported by a ram’s head. Numerous palmettes and friezes adorn the whole. Resting on a molded marble circular base. Biography Ferdinand Levillain (Paris, 1837-1905) studied under the sculptor Jouffroy (1806-1882), before making his debut in 1861 at the French Artists Salon where he continued to exhibit until 1903. At the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris, he was praised for a Neo-Greek style bronze cup he made for the firm Blot and Drouard. He was not to become really famous, however, until 1871 thanks to his association with the great bronze founder Ferdinand Barbedienne, who began to exhibit Neo-Greek style lamps...
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1890s French Greek Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

F. Barbedienne, A Suite of Three French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardinieres
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
Ferdinand Barbedienne, An Exquisite Suite of Three French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardinieres / Garniture C. 1870, The Design Attributed to Louis Constant Sevin. Comprising of t...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Antoine Louis Barye, Bronze Model of 'Elephant De Senegal'
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875). ‘Éléphant du Sénégal’ (‘Senegalese Elephant’). Patinated bronze. Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris, from the model by Antoine-Louis B...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Large Louis XV Style Rococo Ormolu Three-Piece Clock Set by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Large Louis XV style Rococo ormolu three-piece clock set by Barbedienne French, late 19th century Clock: height 58cm, width 51cm, depth 19cm Candelabra: height 75cm, width 35cm, d...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Enamel, Ormolu

Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, French Bronze Bust of Jesus Christ, Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional French patinated realistic miniature bronze bust of Jesus Christ, 1858 Signed: J CLESINGER. 1858 and F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, wi...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Rouge Griotte Marble Clock Set
By Eugene-Antoine Aizelin, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Louis XVI style ormolu and rouge griotte marble clock set French, 1867 Clock: height 67cm, width 46cm, depth 28cm Candelabra: height 81cm...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Griotte Marble, Ormolu

Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Vase, C. 1870
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Vase, C. 1870 In the Islamic / Alhambra taste. The two handled vase in Alhambra form, enameled in rich yellow throughout ...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu, Enamel

A pair of bronze and black marble cups, late 19th century
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of bronze and black marble cups, signed on the terrace F. Barbedienne, late 19th century H: 19 cm, D: 32 cm ref 3295
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Late 19th Century European Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French Marble and Bronze Inkwell Signed Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris, circa 1870
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Milan, IT
A Verona red marble remarkable inkwell, pure Empire style representing a gilded bronze of the bust of Antinous as Dioniso. Empire style, Generous size, excellent state of preservatio...
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1860s French Empire Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Louis-Constant Sevin
Located in New York, NY
Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870, The Design Attributed to Louis Constant Sevin. An exceptional qualit...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Large Pair of Neo-Grec Gilt and Patinated Bronze Amphora Vases
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A rare and large pair of neo-grec gilt and patinated bronze amphora vases. Designed by Ferdinand Levillain and cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Signed ‘F. Levillain’ and ‘F. Barbedienne’. These spectacular floor-standing Neo-Grec vases...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Exceptional Chinese Carved Coral Tree Branch with Monkeys and Squirrels, Qing
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional Chinese carved coral tree branch with monkeys and squirrels, Qing dynasty. Very finely carved. With original wooden base. Coral: 6.5? h...
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20th Century Chinese Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Coral

Pair of Small Cloisonné Enamel Vases by F. Barbedienne, France, Circa 1880
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed F. Barbedienne on the mount. Charming pair of small curved-shaped vases in patinated and gilded bronze and polychrome cloisonné enamel decorated with flowers and birds. With ...
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1880s French Japonisme Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair of Neo-Classical Candelabra by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New Haven, CT
This Magnificent Pair of six arm neo-classical Candelabra represents some of the finest craftsmanships of the Time. Produced in Paris by one of the finest bronziers Ferdinand Barbe...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Agate, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Wall Mounted Clock & Barometer
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu wall mounted clock and barometer signed by Barbedienne. Each is set in...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Important Pair of Neo-Greek Vases by Levillain and Barbedienne, France, C. 1878
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in PARIS, FR
The model of these Etruscan Amphoras has been exposed at the 1878 Paris Universal Exhibition. Each with a waisted neck raised with bearded satyr ma...
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1870s French Greek Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Neo-Greek Amphora Vases by Barbedienne and Levillain, France, circa 1880
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of Greek style vases made two patina bronze. Each, designed in the shape of a tripod amphora adorned with Hercules heads, is decorated in low-relief...
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1880s French Greek Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Ferdinand Barbedienne, a French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870
By Louis-Constant Sevin, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
Ferdinand Barbedienne, A French Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Jardiniere, C. 1870, The Design Attributed to Louis Constant Sevin. An exceptional qualit...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Neo-Grec Gilt and Patinated Bronze Tazza, Cast by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Neo-Grec gilt and patinated bronze Tazza, designed by Ferdinand Levillain and cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Marked 'F. Levillain' to the decoration and stamped 'F. Barbedienne' to the underside. This rare tazza is a fine example of the collaboration between the gifted designer Ferdinand Levillain and the highly acclaimed bronzier Ferdinand Barbedienne. It is decorated with a bas-relief in the 'Neo-Grec' or ‘Pompeian’ style with classical figures herding animals...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

F.Barbedienne a Gilt Bronze and Cloisonné Enamel Candlestick
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) A very fine gilt bronze and great quality polychrome cloisonné enamel hand candlestick. Signed F.BARBEDIENNE Circa 1875.  
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1870s French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Enamel, Ormolu

Exceptional 19th Century Bronze Entitled ““Quand Meme” by Mercié and Barbedienne
By Antonin Mercie, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
A Large and Exceptional Late 19th Century Patinated Bronze Figural Group Entitled “Quand Meme” by Mercié and Barbedienne on Pedestal Marius-Jean-Antonin Me...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of Patinated Bronze Seven-Light Candelabra by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of neoclassical style gilt and patinated bronze seven light candelabras by FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE Original condition this pair was never touch.
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1870s Neoclassical Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Patinated Bronze Statue of Laocoön and His Sons
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most impressive and high quality French 19th century patinated bronze statue of Laocoön and his sons, signed Barbedienne. The bronze is raised b...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Ferdinand Barbedienne Bronze Sculpture of Diana of Gabii
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Kastrup, DK
Ferdinand Barbedienne 1810-1892. A brown patinated bronze statuette after the antique of "Diana of Gabii" Signed F. Barbedienne. Barbedienne foundry m...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Renaissance Style Nine-Arm Candelabras
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb quality and impressive large scale pair of French 19th century Renaissance st. Rouge Griotte and ormolu nine arm candelabras, signed F. Barbedienne. Each is raised by a square Rouge Griotte marble base with an ormolu ‘C’ scrolled support in a lion paw design amidst scrolled acanthus leaves. Above is an ormolu laurel band below the fluted marble pedestal...
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19th Century French Renaissance Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Silvered Bronze Athénienne Jardinière by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A French silvered-bronze athénienne by Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris, last quarter 19th century with a revolving liner, the frieze applied with bucrania suspending ribbon-tied berried laurel swags above a border of bellflowers on a stippled ground above three seated female sphinxes issuing stylised foliage and scrolls on lion monopodia cast with the mask of Hercules, scrolling foliage and anthemions joined by stretchers, raised on a concave-sided triform marble base on a further thin silvered-bronze base, inscribed to the tripod base 'F. BARBEDIENNE' Measures: 103.3cm. high, 41.5cm. diameter; 3ft. 4 3/8 in, 1ft. 4 1/4. This impressive athénienne is a key reminder of the longevity of a particular model and design’s success from Antiquity through to the 19th century and up until this day. Typically known as the ‘Trépied du Temple d’Isis’, this athénienne is designed after the Roman antique originally found at Pompeii and now at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples (fig.1). From being for example an inspiration for the baptismal font of Napoléon’s son in 1811, this model was the inspiration to many highly skilled makers throughout the 19thcentury such as the Manfredini brothers from Milan and of course the Parisian well-established bronze founder Ferdinand Barbedienne who executed the present example. The Temple of Isis was a Roman temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and was among one of the first discoveries during the excavation of Pompeii in 1764. Certainly considered as one of the most elegant examples of antique tripods, the existence of this model was then popularized to the rest of Europe via prints, one of the first being by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1779. This type of tripod was also popularised by an engraving in C. Percier and P. Fontaine’s, Receuil de Décorations Intérieures of 1801. Interestingly, there is also a watercolour now in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, showing this type of tripod displayed at the 1801 Exposition des Produits de L’Industrie in the Louvre. The passion for Greek and Roman Art in the 19th century. The discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum around the middle of the 18th century gave rise to a new passion for Antiquity and the excavated masterpieces renewed the repertoire of fine and decorative arts and served as models for Neoclassicism. Members of the aristocracy as well as connoisseurs, particularly in England, completed their education by undertaking a ‘Grand Tour’ of Italy and often fell victim to the recently unearthed Greek and Roman artefacts...
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19th Century French Grand Tour Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Marble, Silver Plate, Bronze

Pair of Gilt and Patinated Bronze Candelabra by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Paul Dubois, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Five-Light Candelabra Cast by Barbedienne after the Models by Alexandre Falguière and Paul Dubois. Signed ‘FALGUIERE’ and ‘P. DUBOIS’ ...
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19th Century French Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu Clock Signed F. Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very elegant and richly chased 19th century French Louis XVI st. ormolu clock signed F. Barbedienne. The clock is raised by five toupee shaped feet. At the frieze are two rosettes encompassing a Rinceau design below the berried laurel band. Above is the original beveled curved glass door and enameled dial. The pediment is decorated with acanthus leaves. At the top is the urn of prosperity with a finial draped by a laurel leaf garland...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

19th Century Bronze Three Piece Garniture Clock Set by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual monumental clock set in Griotte marble signed Barbedienne and on the top of the clock you have a bronze made by one of the famous bronze m...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Ferdinand Barbedienne Decorative Objects

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Griotte Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Ferdinand Barbedienne decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Ferdinand Barbedienne decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Ferdinand Barbedienne decorative objects, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original decorative objects by Ferdinand Barbedienne were created in the neoclassical style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Paul Dubois, Antonin Mercie, and Eugene-Antoine Aizelin. Prices for Ferdinand Barbedienne decorative objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $611 and can go as high as $350,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $14,500.

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