Superb sword of academician of Lucien BRASSEUR of the Academy of Fine Arts (1946)
Steel frame. Round ebony spindle, fluted column, topped by a pommel representing a head of "Athena" in bronze, in a ring with days on a square base resting on a disk; the whole in glossy polished metal inlaid in the disk "Lucien Brasseur" in detached letters in bronze.
Guard in polished steel formed of interlaced metal bands ending in a hook, engraved on the nOeud of body of a compass, a point and a mallet, (emblems of the sculptors).
Straight blade with four polished sides, engraved "This sword designed and made by Raymond Subes for Lucien Brasseur member of the Academy of Fine Arts (1946).
It was then used by the President André Damien, State Councillor, Mayor of Versailles, elected to the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences on December 12, 1994.
Wooden scabbard covered with brown granite morocco, with two large trimmings with flat sides in cut steel.
Round clevis button, in gold, with throat, surmounted by a "B" in polished steel.
Length : 95,5 cm.
Very good condition.
In a wooden box covered with green morocco, marked on the lid with gold, lined with yellow cloth.
Lucien Alcide Constant Brasseur,(1878-1960), French sculptor.
Member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1958.
Career: - 1893. School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes. - 1894-1905. École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, workshops of Barrias, Coutan, Lefebvre. - 1905. First Grand Prix de Rome; first participation in the Salons of French Artists. - 1905-1909. Stayed at the Villa Medici (Rome). - 1912. Medal of 3rd class at the Salon of French Artists. - 1937. Diploma of honor at the Universal Exhibition.
Officer of the Legion of Honor.
Elected on February 13, 1946, full member of the Academy of Fine Arts (sculpture section), in the chair of Auguste Dampt.
Raymond Subes, (1891-1970), French artist-decorator specialized in ironwork.
Former student of the École Boulle and the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Raymond Subes is one of the most famous French ironworkers of the Art Deco period. His entire career, until 1970, was spent working in the company of Émile Robert, associated with Ernest Borderel, first as a draftsman, then as artistic director and finally as general manager.
Raymond Subes collaborated with the greatest decorators of his time: Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Léon and Maurice Jallot, Jules Leleu, Michel Roux-Spitz, Alfred Porteneuve, Jean Mayodon, Jean Dunand.
He designed the staircase ramps and balustrades for the liner Île-de-France in 1926, then for the liners Lafayette (1930), L'Atlantique (1931) and Le Normandie (1935).
He designed the telescopic lampposts of the Carrousel bridge in Paris and ironworks for the Bank of France, the Palais de Tokyo, the headquarters of insurance companies, the great Parisian hotels and restaurants (such as the Lutetia, Georges V, Fouquet's...), airports (Orly, Le Bourget), department stores, historical monuments and national palaces.
He also made grilles for the Champagne house Pommery, for the cookie manufacturer Fossier and for the City Hall of Reims.
Raymond Subes also created the wrought iron gate of the staircase of the Guy Môquet cultural center in La Courneuve (1963-1964) as well as the entrance gates of the Sainte-Odile church in Paris.
Elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1958.
Commander of Arts and Letters.
Raymond Subes died on January 31, 1970.