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A pair of French gilt and patinated-bronze vases, signed HENRY CAHIEUX mid 19th century
with amphora shaped body depicting classical scenes with foliage separated by anthemion, all in bas relief,  flanked by gilt upright handles topped by female heads, on marble plinth bases
56cm., 22in.
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Literature

Jonathan Meyer, Great Exhibitions, London - New York - Paris - Philadelphia 1851-1900, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, 2006; p.95-97, fig. C15

Catalogue Note

Henry Cahieux (1825-1854) was a Parisian sculptor who worked closely with the foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), creating several models for casting in bronze. He exhibited at the Salon in the years between 1850 and 1853 and in 1855 Barbedienne presented this same model of a classical revival vase in the Exposition Universelle, being illustrated in the catalogue of the Exhibition. The vase was there described, together with one other, as “selected from many exquisite and beautiful decorative works in bronze from the atelier of Messrs. Barbedienne & Cie, of Paris; they are formed, and ornamented, on the best models of the ancient Greek.”

Defining Taste
Works selected by Danny Katz

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London