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Paul Jean Baptiste Gasq and Christofle & Cie.
Presentation Centerpiece
Paris, circa 1913
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
162
Paul Jean Baptiste Gasq and Christofle & Cie.
Presentation Centerpiece
Paris, circa 1913
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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Paul Jean Baptiste Gasq and Christofle & Cie.
Presentation Centerpiece
Paris, circa 1913
gilt-bronze, signed P.Gasq and inscribed MINISTERE/DE L'AGRICULTURE/CONCOURS DE PRIME D'HONNEUR/DE L'INDRE 1913, the reverse with inscription PRIME D'HONNEUR/LEON CHARPENTIER/A VILLERS and CHRISTOFLE & C
height 21 in.; width 41 in.; depth 20 in.
53.3 cm; 104.1 cm; 50.8 cm
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Literature

H. Bouilhet, Christofle Silversmiths Since 1830, Paris, 1981.

Catalogue Note

Paul Gasq (d. 1944) studied at the Dijon School of Fine Arts and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris specializing in allegorical and classical figures and bas-reliefs.  He was an exhibitor at the Salon beginning in 1880 and won the Prix de Rome in 1890.  He also won a Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. 

Annual agriculture shows were popular in Europe for almost fifty years before the beginning of World War 1 and they highlighted every aspect of agrarian society; animal grooming, husbandry, farming and irrigation.  This centerpiece was a collaboration between Gasq and the firm Christofle & Cie for an agricultural award.  Christofle commonly worked with leading contemporary artists to create prizes like the present centerpiece for these shows. 

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York