Val d'Osne cast iron
The Val d'Osne company was an art foundry created in 1835 by Jean Pierre Victor André, inventor of ornamental cast iron. The name of the foundry is due to the…
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Société du Val d’Osne (att to), After a model by Eugène Frédéric Piat (1827-1903) - Pair of andirons in cast iron and gilt bronze with female sphinxes (Reference 10974) - Available at Galerie Marc Maison #andirons #antique #19thcentury #iron #cast #frenchantiques #piat #valdosne #marcmaison #fleamarket #saintouen #paris
"The Valet Dogs", cast iron statue by the Val d'Osne after a model by Jules Visseaux, 1906. This large garden statue in cast iron is signed by the french sculptor Jules Visseaux and dated 1906, the date of when the model was made. The mark of Val d'Osne foundry is found on the base of the statue. This statue is called "the valet of dogs": a valet blows on a clarion whilst holding two hunting dogs on a lead in his left hand.
These statues come from the Château des Pénitents. They bear the signature of the Val d'Osne foundry. The original statues were made out of marble by Lepautre and Coustou Père on request by the king Louis XIV to decorate the château de Marly. Today, the original marble statues are kept in the Louvre museum. Atalanta made a vow of virginity, and declared that she would only marry someone capable of winning against her in a race. Hippomène, dropped three golden apples to have a head start.
Cast iron garden vase made after the Townley vase model. Made during the second half of the 21st century, this cast iron vase was made according to the Townley vase, which is currently kept at the British Museum of London. This marble vase from the second century was discovered in the south-east of Rome in 1773. The paunch of the vase is decorated with a carved frieze in low-relief featuring a Bacchanal.