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H. PICARD

Bronze-caster
(Active since 1831)
attributed to

Lamp with putto 

Circa 1880
Height : 60 cm (23 in.) ; Diameter : 33 cm (13 in.)

This gilt and patinated bronze lamp has a square base representing two putti holding a lyre and surrounded by garlands of flowers, with four rubbed toupie feet. On the top of this base ; there is a vegetal trophy framed by two friezes. The patinated bronze putto is sitted on a cloud and holding candles, with the bobeches decorated with different friezes.

The black lampshade is framed with two golden friezes.

The lamp is fitted for electricity.

Biography

Henri Picard was established in Paris, 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839 and then 10 rue de la Perle from 1840 to 1864. He worked on the Emperor Napoleon III’s apartments gilding at the Louvre Palace. His production was in a rich and fine style, like a Japanese style inkwell, or his Pompeian style dining table centerpieces.

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