ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER STATUES OF DUELLISTS, EMILE GUILLEMIN c. 1880
ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER STATUES OF DUELLISTS, EMILE GUILLEMIN c. Antique 19th Century French solid silver pair of magnificent statues, beautifully modelled to the last detail as two duelists, each with sword in hand, dressed in the style of Renaissance, standing on oval plinth bases. Hallmarked with a French silver Minerva marks (950 standard), Makers mark unidentified, models designed by Émile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (16 October 1841 - 1907), a French sculptor of the Belle Époque. He worked in bronze and studied under his father, the painter Auguste Guillemin, and under Jean-Jules Salmson. He showed work at the Salon of Paris from 1870 - 1899, and in 1897 received an honourable mention there.
Guillemin worked in partnership with the highly prestigious Barbedienne foundry, some versions of his Cavalier Arabe are signed both by him and by Alfred Barye, suggesting a collaboration with other great sculptors. In Great Condition - No Damage. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched, we use only the best packing materials to insure your item reaches you safely and discreetly.
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- Age: 1850-1899
- Material: Silver
- Type: Statues
- Antique: Yes
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Original/Repro: Original