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Pair French Belle Époque Century Gilt-Bronze Cherub Wall-Lights by Joseph Chéret

$18,950per set

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A fine pair of French Belle Époque finely chased figural gilt-bronze two-light wall-lights, by Gustave Joseph Chéret (French, 1838-1894) signed: Joseph Chéret, 25 and Stamped: Soleau-Paris. The Art-Nouveau sconces, each depicting a figure of an open arm cherub with holding a pair of candel-lights fitted with Tiffany style iridescent gold Favrile Lily art glass shades. The base centered with crossed-torches amongst acanthus and grape vines. (Electrified). Circa: Paris, 1900's. The sculptor Gustave-Joseph Chéret (1838-1894) worked in the second half of the 19th century. He was the younger brother of the painter Jules Chéret. From 1887 onwards he was a member of the artistic management of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. He also worked for the ceramist Joseph-Théodore Deck. A cast of the present vase was exhibited at the 1882 Paris Salon. The present model of wall-lights, also edited by Eugene Soleau, were exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. (see A. Duncan, The Paris Salons, Suffolk, 1999, Vol. V, illus. p. 178.) Measures: Height: 32 1/2 inches (82.6 cm) Width: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm) Depth: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm).

Details

  • Attributed to
    Eugene Soleau (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.50 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 12.50 in. (31.75 cm)Depth: 6.50 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Belle Époque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. A truly beautiful and charming pair of wall lights in great original condition. Burnished gilt highlights over stain gilt with minor age wear. Please view all images.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A2524 1stDibs: LU1796223121032

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