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Johan Georg (Georges) Bissinger (1836-1912)
French, circa 1906
CAMEO WITH A BACCHANTE
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
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Johan Georg (Georges) Bissinger (1836-1912)
French, circa 1906
CAMEO WITH A BACCHANTE
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Johan Georg (Georges) Bissinger (1836-1912)
French, circa 1906
CAMEO WITH A BACCHANTE
signed and dated: G. Bissinger / 1906
chalcedony cameo in a diamond set silver brooch
cameo: 2.2cm., 7/8 in.
brooch including mount: 3.8 by 3cm., 1½ by 1 3/16 in.
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Provenance

Michel Duchamp, Paris

Literature

M. Duchamp, 'Glyptique', in J. Tulard (ed.), Dictionnaire du Second Empire, Paris, 1994

Catalogue Note

Born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Johan Georg Bissinger moved to Paris to set up his own workshop. He sold a portrait cameo to the Empress Eugénie in 1867, and proceeded to be very successful, winning a gold medal in the Paris Salon in 1877. He further exhibited at the Weltaustelling in Vienna in 1873, the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876, and most importantly the Exposition Universelle in 1878, where he won both a gold and a silver medal. He retired from engraving soon after 1883. Bissinger's most celebrated works included portraits of living and historical monarchs, most importantly Elizabeth I and Marie de Medici. Bissinger generally signed his works in cursive on the back, as on the present lot, and many of his works are set in jewelled mounts from English workshops. 

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