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
Length: approx. 31 cm
Width: approx. 21 cm
Height: approx.1 cm
Weight: 1,650 g
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- tray in low relief empty pocket
- Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted)
- Designer/ Artist
- Emil Seraphin Vernier
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes