This incredible and highly collectable pair of snake tazzas have wonderful detail.  More than likely attributed to the later part of his life time as these have an art nouveau sensibility.  

Signed and marked on both pieces. 

Dimensions: Dia 6.25" x H 8.25"

Born in 1810, Ferdinand Barbedienne started at 30 Boulevard Poissonnière in Paris, one of the most famous 19th-century artistic bronze casting companies. In addition to his production, he worked for famous artists such as Auguste Clésinger, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and Louis Barrias

Circa: late 1800s

Origin: French