SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.
SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.

SOLD Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.

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Magnificent Wall Cross By Dominique Piechaud, Gilded Bronze Corpus Christi, Ebony Cross With Bronze Fittings, 27x16 Centimetres.

Limoges in France has been world renowned for the quality of its enameling for hundreds of years and Dominique Piechaud is one of the finest exponents of this art. However, here he has completely departed from the enamle and bronze work that he is rightly famous for.

This piece is very rare as this artist usually specialises in small crucifixes, medals and other items. It is so much of a deaprture from his norm that I can only assume that this was made personaly by him as a one of for a church. It was almost impossible to find the signature but it is there on the underside of the right foot of the Corpus Christi.

This magnificent wall cross has been made in the traditional 18th and 19th century style using beautiful straight grained ebony which has been set onto a stunning hand made bronze frame. The fit is so perfect that it is really difficult to see exactly how it was done without getting really close. Bronze rivets have been set inot the rear of the ebony and then fitted to the cross and then filed smooth. Superb craftsmanship.

Dominique Piéchaud was the son of Dr. Ferdinand Piéchaud, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Bordeaux, and Louise Moreau. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts at the beginning of the war, while under the leadership of a painter and sculptor François-Maurice Roganeau (1883-1973). As a teenager, he took classes in the studio of painter and ceramist René Buthaud (1886-1986).

He founded his atelier in 1950 and has since become world famous for his enamel Christian Art in a medieval style. A tryptich by him recently sold for over $500 at auction in the USA.

The whole cross measures 27 x 16 centimetres and the Corpus Christi is 13x12.5 centimetres.

I have tried to photograph this extraordinary piece well but the reality far exceeds what any photograph can show.