Emil Seraphin Vernier - tray in low relief empty pocket

Description
Emil Seraphin Vernier - tray in low relief empty pocket
France - 1890-1919 - Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted)

Patinated bronze oval tray, with a sculpted, bas-relief woman lying among reeds and cattails. She is naked, and behind her, a young Cupid contemplates her face through the reeds. This scene, imbued with the sensuality of intertwined vegetation and human forms, is typical of the production of Art Nouveau. Although written in a typically contemporary language, the theme and the presentation of its characters are a very clear echo of Venus and Cupid, especially of the sixteenth century. Signed on the border: "E. VERNIER".


Émile Séraphin Vernier (1852-1927) was a French sculptor and metal engraver. He made his debut at the Salon of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1876

Signs of wear on the patina, slight lack at upper left

Circa: 1900

Length: approx. 31 cm
Width: approx. 21 cm
Height: approx.1 cm
Weight: 1,650 g

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Lot details
Object
tray in low relief empty pocket
Material
Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted)
Designer/ Artist
Emil Seraphin Vernier
Estimated Period
1890-1919
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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