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Marguerite, By Adrien - Etienne Gaudez, 1845-1902, Founder F. Barbidienne 85 cm.

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Marguerite, By Adrien - Etienne Gaudez, 1845-1902, Founder F. Barbidienne, Circa 1870, Hors-Concours
    Height is 85 cm., the largest of this sculpture.
    Patina: Golden brown with gold and greenish highlights

    I obtained this beautiful piece in 1989 and was my first large bronze statue. The founder is the esteemed Ferdinand Barbidienne who is highly in demand these days for collectors of Bronzes. Gaudez used this founder more than any other for his larger pieces. The size is larger than the average of 24 inches. Adrien-Etienne Gaudez obtained the high status of hors-concours in his short lifetime which is saying that he could show his work out of competition, not having to compete with others !~
    Gaudez was acclaimed for his superior work carefully sculpting the eyes of his subjects, especially when the subject is looking down.

    The 3rd photo is of my second living room kitchen which was built in and much the same except I have my father/mothers items which I do not want to give up just yet. Very few people get to see the room unless I have to show them something on the computer.

    I hope to add a 4th photo of another statue I had of Margaurite apart from the group statue of Maguerite and Faust together which I bought in 1985. She is wearing a striking wimple in that one.

    ... Aged Faust, seeing her thus, enters into a devilish conspiracy whereby he trades his soul for nenewed youth and the "flower" of Margurite.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      What a BEAUTY!!! And a masterpiece that just fits in your amazing collection, Phil! :-)
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      So stunning-beautiful detail!
    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      When you look at this with your information it tells a story looking at Marguerite. Not many statues I've seen do that. Masterful craftsmanship. Enjoy your treasure Phil.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks Kyratango, I am lucky to have you in my collection also !
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      Your collection is beyond words... so much beauty.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Aahhh Phil - she is sublime.
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      so crisp & beautiful made a true gem PhilD !!!!!!!!
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall, you say the nicest things !
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid for your friendship and your comment !
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much bijoucaillouvintage for the beautiful comment !
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you racer4four for the nice comment !~
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder and vintagelamp for stopping and loving.
    13. Rocky22222 Rocky22222, 2 months ago
      looks like I walked in to a museum..... or something ..very cool for sure.. have a good day..
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Thank you Rocky, most appreciated !~

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