REF NO : B68912

Pierre Gouthière

A Pair of Patinated and Gilt-Bronze Three-Branch Wall Appliques

France, Circa 1880

£36,000

A Fine Pair of Napoléon III Patinated and Gilt-Bronze Three-Branch Wall Appliques after a Design by Pierre Gouthière.

Dimensions

Height: 92 cm (37 in)
Width: 46 cm (19 in)
Depth: 31 cm (13 in)
REF NO : B68912

Description

A Fine Pair of Napoléon III Patinated and Gilt-Bronze Three-Branch Wall Appliques after a Design by Pierre Gouthière.

Date

Circa 1880

Origin

France

Medium

Gilt-Bronze

Pierre Gouthière

Pierre Gouthière (1732 – 1813) son of a saddle maker, rose to become the most famous Parisian bronze chaser and gilder of the late 1700s, receiving commissions from some of the leading connoisseurs of his day. Like many successful apprentices, he married the widow of his first employer and took over his establishment. Success came quickly, and in November 1767 he received the title of doreur du roi (Gilder to the King) from Louis XV. Gouthière also supplied works to the Comte d’Artois, the Marquis de Marigny, and the marchand mercier Dominique Daguerre, among others.

Gouthière was a master of chasing and invented a new type of gilding that left a matte finish. He combined polished with matte finishes to create varied effects on the surfaces of his bronzes. He made many types of objects, including furniture mounts, ornaments for mantelpieces and coaches, and mounts for porcelain or marble vases.

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