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Late 19th Century Fine Quality French Bronze Bust Of A Female, Possibly Of The Roman Goddess Diana, Signed E. Aizelin


£1,850 | $2,516 USD | €2,160 EUR
Item Number: SA758747
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 37 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


A late 19th century fine quality French bronze bust of a female, possibly of the Roman goddess Diana, signed 'E. AIZELIN 1870' with ‘F.BARBEDIENNE. Fondeur’ foundry mark and reduction mecanique stamp.
The figure with her hair in Classical chignon style wearing a tiara and decorative necklace all supported on circular base with deep brown patination and gilded highlights.
Eugene Antoine Aizelin (1821 – 1902) was born in Paris in 1821 and studied under the sculptors Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1844.

He exhibited regularly at the Salon, firstly in 1852 up until 1897, he also exhibited at various other fairs and exhibitions and gained a gold medal at the World’s Fair 1889.
He was recognised for producing biblical and mythological subjects, most of his works produced with the Barbedienne foundry, he was also commissioned for works for the Louvre, Opera Garnier and City Hall in Paris andpursued a long fifty year career until his death in Paris in 1902.
His works are documented in most major books on bronzes of the period, many of his pieces held today in museum collections, particularly in France.
This bronze is a reduction cast by the famous Parisian foundry F. Barbedienne, founded in 1838, and bears their signature and also the Collas reduction stamp.
The Barbedienne foundry was set up in 1838 by Ferdinand Barbedienne and Achille Collas, Collas invented a machine to create smaller bronze figures from statues of Greek & Roman origin in particular. The foundry produced many fine pieces over the years and worked closely with many artists, two of the most famous being Barye and Rodin.
This bronze is in very good condition for age with just slight wear on some gilt bronze areas, it can go straight into a home or collection.
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Please note: viewing is 'By Appointment' only - please contact Liza a few days in advance to arrange
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Please bear in mind: antique items for sale may have some wear and marks commensurate with their age which adds to the character of the piece.
Thank you and we hope you find our stock interesting.
Internal Ref: LVS1222


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 44.5 cm (17.5")
Width = 22.5 cm (8.9")
Depth = 18 cm (7.1")

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