Alexandre Vibert (1847-1909)
H. 24 - D. 11 cm
Pretty cylindrical vase with a flared neck in gilded bronze carved with low relief depicting poppies. The stems of two poppies form the handles of the vase.
Alexandre Vibert was born in 1847 in Epinay-sur-Orge in Essonne and died in 1909 in Jouars-Pontchartrain. He is the pupil of Alexandre Victor Lequien, Emmanuel Fremiet and Eugène Robert. As a sculptor and medalist, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1883 to 1907 and obtained an honorable mention in 1893. He is especially famous for his bronze and pewter art objects published, among others, by the founder Siot-Decauville, in particular the pitchers La Pêche (1893) and La Chasse (1894).
He also works with the founder Colin. Maison Colin is a prestigious art foundry created by Emile Colin, a recognized bronzier installed since 1843 at 29 rue Sévigné in Paris. Emile Colin worked from 1855 with the most famous masters of French sculpture such as Carrier-Belleuse, James Pradier and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, as well as for the famous Parisian silversmith Christofle. The Colin foundry took part in many universal exhibitions, including that of 1900, where it was honored with a Grand Prix.
Alexandre Vibert (1847-1909), Vase with poppies in gilded bronze, 19th century