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PAIR OF BRONZE FIGURAL TORCHERES BY Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)


Pair of bronze figural torcheres.Sculptor is Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)France, Circa 1870Stamped “A.Carrier”

Carrier-Belleuse is the name used by this sculptor--born Carrier de Belleuse--on his mature pieces, after initially signing works "A. Carrier." His career began firmly in the applied arts, with his apprenticeship at thirteen to a Parisian ciseleur today known as Bauchery (or Beauchery), and he did subsequent work for Jacques-Henri Fauconnier and Fannière Frères. His formal education took place at the Petite Ecole--chosen after an unhappy stint at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under the direction of David d'Angers, his official master. While at the Petite Ecole in the 1840s, Carrier-Belleuse began his lifelong practice of providing commercial houses with models for edition, as statuettes or as ornament for functional pieces. Around 1850, the sculptor moved to England as a designer for Minton China Works, at Stoke-upon-Trent, as well as for Wedgewood, Coalbrookdale Ironworks, and Graham & Jackson furniture makers. Even after returning to Paris in 1855, he continued to send models to British firms throughout his life.

Size Height: 54 inches, (137.2 cm)

Base diameter is 15 inches, (38.1cm)




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