Wrought-iron fireplace spade and tongs, 19th Century


Wrought-iron fireplace spade and tongs decorated with foliage, scrolls and spiral motifs.
Marked Baudrit Paris

Late 19th Century

Lengths: 84 and 93 cm (33 in and 36.1 in)

The most famous within the Baudriot family of blacksmiths art is undoubtedly Augustus. He notably participated in the Exhibition of industrial applied arts in 1863. He is the creator of the wrought iron door at the new town hall of Paris. He is regarded in research as : "Mr. Baudrit is one of the great artists of iron. He bears a secular name in Parisian locksmith; his locksmiths ancestors worked on city hall despite the legacy they left him he has stepped out of their shadows. We always use the term locksmiths and I do not know why. He is more than a simple locksmith. Mr. Baudrit’s excellent to work can be found in the highest court of Louis XIV which was so well-executed by this bold and impatient master, etc. "(Le Monde Illustré [The Illustrated World], December 1863, p. 397.)

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  • Items quantity:  2
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014070076