A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
Property of a Gentleman
A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860

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A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860
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A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

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A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860

A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger, in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

Lot sold:

756

GBP

Description

Property of a Gentleman

A Renaissance style electroplate copper electrotype charger

in the manner of François Birot, circa 1860


cast with neo-classical allegorical decoration throughout and with a raised central boss

diameter 45.5cm.; 18in.

Condition report

Very decorative. Of some weight. Losses to silvering and traces of gilding. Tarnished in places. Rubbing to raised decoration. Some sections of rim mis-shapen. It is 'double skinned', the plain back plate hiding the rough surface of the reverse side of the electrotype of the front. As result there is some movement to these two surfaces notably around the flora & fauna figure in a reserve around the booge.

An atmospheric piece which looks good despite uneven surface finish. Former Sotheby's lot sticker applied.


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Provenance

The present work was acquired from The Ken Paul Collection, these rooms, 13-15 March 2002, part lot 209. 

Ken Paul's business (1946-2002) supplied antique and decorative props to major film sets, televisions shows and theatrical productions. This charger formed part of their catalogue and would have been used in numerous productions.

Catalogue note

The present lot is based upon the Temperantia Basin which was designed by François Birot around 1585 and is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. 2063-1855). This and other Renaissance models were widely copied in the 19th century using the technique employed here.