Birth : 1853 in Mirecourt (Vosges) Death : 1902 in Mirecourt (Vosges)

Biography

Career
Mathias Théophile Auguste BARBÉ  son of Dominique BARBÉ and first cousin of Télesphore BARBÉ, completed his apprenticeship in Mirecourt, presumably under C.N. BAZIN as did many of his contemporaries.

Around 1880 BARBÉ began to work for GAND & BERNARDEL frères before joining their Parisian workshop in 1886, the year during which the firm became GAND & BERNARDEL.
Auguste BARBÉ spent 10 years with this great firm, developing a style which came close to that of F.N. VOIRIN.

Around 1896-1897 BARBÉ returned to Mirecourt where he opened his own workshop at 1 rue Chanot. However he continue tow work for his contacts in Paris, where he sent most of his production.

Workshop
1, rue Chanot. Mirecourt (Vosges)

Stamps and Brands
"A BARBÉ"

Alongside his own production, one can find Charles Alfred BAZIN bows bearing the following brands:
GAND et BERNARDEL Frères
GAND et Bernardel
SERDET Paul
SILVESTRE H.C.

Sources
- L'Archet, Bernard Millant & J.F Raffin.
- Les Archets Français, Etienne Vatelot.
(More specfic publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)

 

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