A pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze figural chenets Henry Vian fourth quarter 19th century
One signed H. Vian, each stamped to the reverse V. 33. height 13 1/4in (33.5cm); length 14 1/2in (37cm)
Henry Vian (1860-1905) was an important bronzier and fondeur, located in the Hôtel Aubert de Fontenay, in Paris, known as the Hôtel Salé. He specialized in the production of bronze light fittings and decorative bronzes. After his death in 1905, the business was continued by his wife and son, until 1944.
Literature: Pierre Verlet, Les Bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Picard, 1999, p. 344.
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