Table cartel in cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze. Att. Constant SEVIN.
Set on a square base, a sheath with curved flutes on the sides and polychrome cloisonné enamel decoration in reserves on the front and back, supports the circular suspension movement.
The dial features enameled cartouches indicating the hours in Roman numerals.
Richly decorated with gilt and chased bronze garlands and scrolls.
Perfect working condition.
The son of itinerant artists, Louis-Constant Sévin (1821-1888) became a leading ornamentalist at the heart of the decorative arts in the second half of the 19th century. Although inseparable from the Maison Barbedienne, he supplied models to numerous manufacturers for all types of objects: goldsmiths, cabinetmakers, mirrors, caskets, lamps, fireplaces, vases and clocks.
Constant Sévin stands out for his extensive knowledge of ornamental motifs from a wide variety of traditions, notably oriental. Able to compose original works based on a real historical knowledge, his work was much admired. His works," wrote Victor Champier in 1888, "imbued with an exquisite elegance, are almost all marvels that future connoisseurs will no doubt snatch up with the weight of gold, and which defy the centuries.
Their first big success came at the 1862 Exposition Universelle, where Sévin was personally decorated for his enamel designs. Indeed, the revelation of the Exposition was Constant Sévin's cloisonné and champlevé enamel designs, copying ancient oriental and Greek motifs.
With Barbedienne, he designed exceptional pieces for princely houses, including the King of Holland, the King of the Belgians, the Queen of England, the Kremlin and Madame de Païva.
Constant Sévin, who died in 1888, was honored at the Exposition Universelle of 1889, where several of his works were again exhibited.
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