Pair of silvered bronze candlesticks, the round base inlaid with an ivory plate with brass cloisonné decoration and precious wood marquetry with leafy branch motifs of Japanese taste. The barrel decorated with an ivory cartridge monogrammed IB.
Good general condition, some cracks in the ivory.
By Widow Ferdinand Duvinage (active 1874-1882), Paris, 1877-1882.
Signed "FD Bté" for Ferdinand Duvinage Breveté.
H. 16.5 x D. 10 cm.
Bill Pallot collection (born in 1964).
The firm of Duvinage specialized in finely worked marquetry in the Japanese taste. In 1877 Ferdinand Duvinage's widow obtained a patent for this type of decoration, which combined wood marquetry with metal cloisonné on an ivory ground.
- Round dish decorated with cloisonné ivory and precious wood on brass, by Veuve Ferdinand Duvinage, Paris, 1877-1882, kept at MAD, Paris (inv. 997.117.1).
- Rectangular panel decorated with cloisonné ivory and precious wood on brass, by Veuve Ferdinand Duvinage, Paris, 1877-1882, kept at the MET Museum, New York (inv. 1995.102).
Marc Maison and Emmanuelle Arnauld. Virtuoso marquetry in the 19th century. Patents. Faton, Dijon, 2012, p. 79.