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Art Nouveau Polished Wall Plaque by Auguste Ledru, circa 1900

$9,907.59

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Auguste Ledru (French, 1860-1902) An extremely decorative and very large cast polished pewter Art Nouveau wall plaque, depicting a reclining siren with stylized waves crashing around, the oval plaque with swept edges bears an embossed signature LEDRU lower right, and has three hanging loops cast into the pewter to the reverse. Stamped with the foundry mark and copyright stamp for Susse Frères Paris. French, circa 1900. Measures: Length 32 inches (81 cm) Height 23 inches (59 cm) Auguste Ledru was well known for creating figurative Art Nouveau sculptures in the form of ewers and decorative vases, often featuring sirens and water nymphs surrounded by waves and shells, with the majority of his pieces cast by the famous Susse Frères foundry of Paris. His daughter Augustine married René Lalique and Ledru’s work, such as this plaque, clearly influenced Lalique in his jewellery and (later) glass designs.

Details

  • Creator
    Auguste Ledru (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.23 in. (59 cm)Width: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Depth: 1.78 in. (4.5 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastPewter
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. We have recently had the plaque professionally polished.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 65851stDibs: LU868018814562

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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