Antique French gilded Bronze and silver Dish, Barbedienne signed Henry Cahieux: this amazingly detailed tazza was found in France. It is signed both by the artist who created it, Henri Cahieux, but also by the foundry that produced it. The tazza or dish is made of gilded bronze with a silver layer on the sides, which is sculpted in a scene of duck, rabbit, flowers and pond as well as a dog herding a lamb. The detail and craftsmanship are amazing. The artist exhibited in the Salon in Paris in 1850 and 1853, dating this piece to that period. The dish has two sculpted gilded bronze handles as shown. Condition is very good: the silver is patinated and left in that state.
Measurements are: 8 ¼” handle to handle, height is 3 7/8”.
Literature: Pierre Kjellberg: Bronzes of the 19th century, Page 164
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Antique French Gilded Bronze Dish, Barbedienne signed Henry Cahieux