Monthly Archives: November 2011

An Exhibition Of New Works By Selwyn Leamy & Gregor McGehee At Our Fulham Showroom

Starting today, Tuesday the 15th of November, is an exhibition of new works by Selwyn Leamy and Thomas Gregor McGehee in our Fulham showroom on Sulivan Road. . .

It will be open from 9am till 9pm every day until Friday.

There are 24 new works on display by these inspiring artists. The exhibition continues until 6pm Friday the 18th November. There will be a drinks preview evening with music by James Lloyd on Thursday at 6pm, which is an RSVP event, but if you would like to attend, then please email us at ebury@mail.com

 

 

New In – A Pair Of Exceptional Gilt Bronze Candlesticks By Etienne Martincourt c.1780’s

A pair of French gilt bronze candlesticks of exceptional quality. They have been attributed to Etienne Martincourt, who was one of the most important bronze casters of the 18th Century in Europe. There are traces to the base of each of a wax seal, suggesting they were part of an important collection. . .

c.1780’s. . .

Provenance: Private Collection

Literature: Christies, King Street, London

Measure: 31cm tall

 

Stock Code: MP

 

Etienne Martincourt (- 1791)

Scholars know little about the life of Étienne Martincourt. Like many other bronze casters, he worked on the Right Bank of Paris, north of the Louvre, in a quarter that had been home to many bronze workers since the Middle Ages. After becoming a master in 1762, he was admitted to the Académie de Saint-Luc, a guild of decorative painters and sculptors. Membership in the guild of bronze casters and the Académie allowed Martincourt to design as well as to produce objects in gilt bronze. To do so without this dual membership would have brought stiff penalties from the guilds. His work is to be found in museums and private collections throughout the world.