Pair of cast iron urns - likely by Durene France circa 1890

Pair of cast iron urns - likely by Durene France circa 1890

Code: HB053

Dimensions:

H: 36cm (14.2")W: 55cm (21.7")D: 55cm (21.7")

£1,400.00 Approx $1767.68, €1635.51

Pair of cast iron urns

  • France circa 1890
  • Very well cast most likely by Durene1
  • W: 55cm (21.7")    H: 36cm (14.2")    D: 55cm (21.7")

1Aubin Antoine Durenne (7 July 1822 – 12 July 1895) .

Antoine Durenne was a French sculptor and art founder and cast iron and bronze manufacturer active in France, particularly in Paris, in the mid- to late-19th century. He was born in France in 1822 and was later educated at l’École des arts et metiers in Angers in 1841 and l’École des Beaux-Arts in 1842. In 1847 Durenne purchased a small foundry, near where he lived, at Sommevoire, near the Val d'Osne works, Haute-Marne, France. His firm, of the same name, was active between 1847 and 1930, and is noted especially for its ornamental ironwork and over-life size, iron, and bronze, cast animal sculpture groups, examples of which can be found in several UK historic parks and gardens. Durenne was a founding member of l’École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. He died in 1895.