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 Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870
 Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870 - Decorative Objects Style Napoléon III  Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870 -  Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870 - Napoléon III
Ref : 98786
10 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Enamel, Gilded bronze, Marble
Dimensions :
l. 27.56 inch X H. 14.57 inch X P. 12.99 inch
Decorative Objects  -  Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870 19th century -  Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870 Napoléon III -  Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870
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Neo-Greek Marble Jardiniere attributed to E. Cornu, France, Circa 1870

A oval fine black marble Jardinière mounted with polychrome « cloisonné » enamels. Richly adorned with gilded bronze ornaments such palmets, volutes and laurel wreath. Gilded bronze handles in form of antique Greek god heads.

Biography :
The sculptor Eugène Cornu (1827-1899) worked closely with G. Viot and Cie, set up Boulevard des Italiens N. 24, in Paris. They produced luxurious furniture and art objects, incorporating onyx and further fine marbles and bronze, with sometimes enamel, a combination then considered as a novelty and become quickly highly prized among wealthy collectors. They both showed at the 1867 Universal Exhibition held in Paris a fine pair of onyx, bronze and enamel vases (signed « G. Viot et Cie, Exposition de 1867, Eugène Cornu Inventeur » ; Catalogue Officiel de l’Exposition, groupe III, classe XIV, « meubles de luxe », n°65) for which Cornu and Viot won the Gold Medal (Rapports du Jury International, Exposition Universelle de 1867 à Paris, 1868, t. III, groupe III, classe XV, chapître II, § 2, p°45 & 46).

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Bowl & Cassolettes Napoléon III