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FERDINAND LEVILLAIN (1837-1905) Full Bio

A Fine Neo-Grec Gilt and Silvered Bronze Two-Handled Tazza

FERDINAND LEVILLAIN (1837-1905) Full Bio

A Fine Neo-Grec Gilt and Silvered Bronze Two-Handled Tazza

REF No. B73677

France, Circa 1880

H   15 cm | 5 in
W   44 cm | 17 in
D   32 cm | 12 in

Signed 'F. Levillain'.

 Ferdinand Levillain (1837 - 1905) had his debut at the Paris Salon in 1861 and won recognition through the 1860’s and 1870’s for his work with the highly respected Barbedienne.

 In 1878 he ceased his collaboration with Barbedienne and triumphed alone at the Exposition Universelle, where he won the gold medal for his work referencing Antiquity.

In 1884 he was awarded a first class medal at the Salon and in 1889 a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle. In 1892 he was recognised with the highly prestigious 'Legion d'Honneur'. Examples of his work are displayed in many museums including the 'Musée de Lyon' and the 'Musée d'Art Moderne' in Paris.

Levillain also collaborated with the Sevres manufactory and won several medals, which are still visible today at the Louvre Museum and the Musee des Beaux Arts in Angers.

Artist Biography

 Ferdinand Levillain (1837 - 1905) had his debut at the Paris Salon in 1861 and won recognition through the 1860’s and 1870’s for his work with the highly respected Barbedienne.

 In 1878 he ceased his collaboration with Barbedienne and triumphed alone at the Exposition Universelle, where he won the gold medal for his work referencing Antiquity.

In 1884 he was awarded a first class medal at the Salon and in 1889 a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle. In 1892 he was recognised with the highly prestigious 'Legion d'Honneur'. Examples of his work are displayed in many museums including the 'Musée de Lyon' and the 'Musée d'Art Moderne' in Paris.

Levillain also collaborated with the Sevres manufactory and won several medals, which are still visible today at the Louvre Museum and the Musee des Beaux Arts in Angers.

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