Decorative pieces by French metalworker and manufacturer Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), Well known as a bronze founder, his firm specialized in bronze castings and enameled household objects except for during the Franco-Prussian war when they casted cannon.

Pair of vases in the Persian style. ca. 1870.
Pair of vases in the Persian style. ca. 1870. Ormolu and champlevé enamel in vibrant colors. Each signed “F. Barbedienne Fondeur, Paris”. Louis-Constant Sévin, ornamentalist and Ferdinand Barbedienne, makers. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/extremely-rare-pair-of-ferdinand-barbedienne-ormolu-champleve-enamel-vases/id-f_16692431/
Large mounted rouge griotte gilt bronze centerpiece. Made in Paris ca. 1875.
Large mounted rouge griotte gilt bronze centerpiece. Made in Paris ca. 1875. Renaissance Revival in style decorated with the mask of Medusa beneath a shell and flanked by swirling foliate acanthus. Gadrooned rim with cast handles with thinking putti sitting on lion heads. signed “F. BARBEDIENNE”. Image © Alchetron. Fair use license. via https://alchetron.com/Ferdinand-Barbedienne
Clock set comprised of a central clock and a pair of flanking five light candelabra.
Clock set comprised of a central clock and a pair of flanking five light candelabra. 19th c. Red marble and ormolu. Signed ‘F.BARBEDIENNE, PARIS’ on the clock dial and signed “DEBOIS” on the clock base. Image © 2019 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/antique-ormolu-and-red-marble-clock-set-by-ferdinand-barbedienne
Bronze cup made in an ancient style.
Bronze cup made in an ancient style. 19th c. Bronze with cloisonné enamel. Signed by Barbedienne. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/ancient-little-bronze-cup-ferdinand-barbedienne-19th-century-france/id-f_14004502/

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