Monumental bronze and enamel vases hammered for $210K at Akiba to lead our five auction highlights

Published September 25th, 2023 by Akiba Galleries

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Leading the Autumn’s Arrival auction at Akiba Galleries on September 12 was this spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle. The 2ft 1in pair on polished slate bases combine the talents of two giants of late 19th-century French decorative arts, the Parisian foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-92) and the pioneering furniture designer Édouard Lièvre (1828-86).

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