Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques

Daubree Bronze Plaque

Regular price €329

An exquisite French Victorian bronze wall plaque dating to the 19th century. It finely features a beautiful griffin or chimera on a thistle looking at two interlaced initials BS. A the bottom, it has been inscribed the French motto "Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique" meaning in English "Watch out You might get burned". This motto was assigned to the French King Louis XIII and also to the city Nancy (North East of France).

This goregous bronze wall panel was produced and designed by Alfred Daubree (1817-1855). This French sculptor and bronze maker worked in Nancy, and then opened a store in the 1850's in Paris. He poduced the work of art of famous sculptors as Fratin and Cumberworth. His own bronze pieces of art rarely bore his stamp. During the 1867's World Exhibition, Daubree has been named as a famous bronze maker of Paris.

Because Alfred Daubree was born in Nancy, I guess that the motto makes reference to the city of Nancy.

Condition: very good with some normal signs of ages.
Please take a close look at the photos, they are an integral part of the description.

Height: 11 3/4" (29.7cm)
Width: 11 3/8" (29cm)
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques
Daubree Bronze Plaque - Charmantiques