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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jean Jacques François Le Barbier
STUDY FOR AN ORMOLU CANDELABRUM WITH A NYMPH AND TWO SATYRS AT THE BASE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jean Jacques François Le Barbier
STUDY FOR AN ORMOLU CANDELABRUM WITH A NYMPH AND TWO SATYRS AT THE BASE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean Jacques François Le Barbier
ROUEN 1738 - 1826 PARIS
STUDY FOR AN ORMOLU CANDELABRUM WITH A NYMPH AND TWO SATYRS AT THE BASE
Pen and black and brown wash within pen and brown ink framing lines;
inscribed lower centre in pen and black ink with the name of the silversmith who executed the design: GOUTHIERE fecit and in pen and brown ink, lower right:  G. N: 4 Gouthiere
563 by 400 mm
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Provenance

With Hazlitt Gooden and Fox, London 1989, Design: Drawings for Architecture Costume and the Decorative Arts from 1570, no. 20 (catalogue by P. Fuhring)

Literature

J. Whitehead, The French Interior in the Eighteenth Century, London 1992, reproduced under chapter 2: Designers, Guilds and Dealers

Catalogue Note

An accomplished painter and engraver, Le Barbier was also renowned for his drawings of porcelain and for works in bronze gilt, and was often engaged in important design projects during the reign of Louis XVI.  This exquisite and ornate design for a candelabrum is inscribed with the name of the famous chaser and gilder, Pierre Gouthière (1732–1813).   Two other examples of Le Barbier’s designs for bronze gilt work (two designs for Candlesticks) are at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York.1

1. Elevation of a candlestick, c. 1790 (Inv. no. 1911-28-69) and Design for a bronze candlestick, c. 1800 (Inv. no. 1911-28-204)

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