Paul Gagne exhibited in the Paris salons from 1865.Dimensions: Height 10& 1/4 inches by 5 inches in width.May 2017 An interesting item of Cornish mining’s past will feature in the next Greenslade Taylor Hunt antiques sale on Thursday, June 1 at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.Read Full Article April 2017 Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s regular general sales at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre have been expanding in size for some time but, with a bumper offering scheduled for Thursday, April, 20th, there has never been a better time to go along to the purpose-built venue, just off Junction 24 of the M5, at North Petherton.The Museo Soumaya in Mexico, for example, is quite proud to display a Barbedienne Kiss along with a Alexis Rudier version.It is evident the Barbedienne version lacks the fine detail of the Alexis Rudier cast.
At the beginning, they cast raw bronzes that they gave to Barbedienne or other founders to finish.
Then Victor Thiébaut went into patrnership with various famous sculptors: David d'Angers, Carpeaux, Falguière, Carrier-Belleuse, Paul Dubois or Pradier.
In 1898, Rodin signed a contract with this company regarding the casting of two of his works in different sizes: “The Colossus of the Nile" attributed to the workshop of Francesco Righetti (the elder) (Italian, 1738- 1819) An after the antique tour de force bronze sculpture on an elaborate purple marble and slate base.
Champier further commented that Sévin was one of While he was capable of designing in many styles Sévin was aware of what it meant to carry out innovative designs, instead of simply making insipid copies of earlier pieces which was very much the prevailing approach among most manufacturers.
According to Jervis, Sévin himself commented: “If I borrow from the styles of the past...
Read Full Article March 2017 Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s first Collectors’ Sale of 2017 proved to be a resounding success with a selling rate of over 94% and outstanding prices recorded across all sections.