bronze and gilt Warwick vase lamp on portoro marble basis, by Barbadienne 1860


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Large gilted bronze ‘Warwick’ vase lamp by Barbedienne, Paris circa 1860 mounted on a portoro marble pedestal.
fine and original patina
led lamp 4w 230V
measures: 35 X 23 cm, Height: 39cm; the vase: 35 x 23cm height: 20cm; the pedestal marble:17 x 17cm h:19cm
the bronze vase is an original item of 1860 mounted in a contemporary pedestal portoro marble as a table lamp.
the bronze vase was modeled after the original the masks between the entwined vine handles, egg and dart rim with grapevine decoration, on a round gilt bronze pedestal.
This is a French mid 19th century rendition of the famous Warwick Vase with the famous Parisian foundry Achille Collas Seal. This Warwick vase is excellent casting with fine bronze and gilt patination and has a removable gilt bronze liner, egg and dart decoration to the edge. The main body of the vase depicting raised mask style heads of Classical Bacchic gods with grape and vine leaf decoration with acanthus leaf below, all supported on a socle with gilt bronze base.
Marked with the Achille Collas seal.
Achille Collas (1795-1859) was an important French engineer and inventor who developed a way of mechanically copying sculptures on a reduced scale, a process he called “réduction méchanique” or mechanical reproduction. The resultant popularization of small sculptures and statues literally transformed the bronze industry. He perfected his mechanical reproduction machine in 1836, and two years later formed his partnership with Barbedienne. The official seal of Collas is set into the base as shown below.A Collas is shown in side profile with reduction mecanique around the perimeter, and his name A. Collas below with the added word brevete meaning “patented.” The Warwick vase is an ancient Roman marble vase with Bacchic ornament that was discovered at Adrian’s Villa, Tivoli about 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, as Scottish painter-antiquarian and art dealer in Rome and is now in Burrell collection near Glasgow in Scotland.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 35 × 23 × 39 cm

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