Celebration of an ancestor, immortalization of a great character, political support… there are many vocations for the art of the bust. An art that requires a unique know-how, capable of paying homage to women and men who have marked history with indelible ink.

Aware of the richness of its history, the Trudon factory collaborates with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais: the latter grants it the rights to reproduce in wax certain jewels from the catalog of its Molding Workshop.  

Among the reproductions in question is the bust of Lafayette. Made in 1790 by Jean-Antoine Houdon, this bust celebrates the noble profile of this French politician, at the height of his career and his influence. 

The Art Workshops of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, Molding and Chalcography, are labeled France know-how of excellence and Living Heritage Company (EPV). These high quality reproductions are made using unique processes that combine the requirements of tradition with the excellence of innovation. 

Created by the Louvre Museum in 1794, the Atelier de Moulage has been attached to the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais since its creation in 1895.

Its original mission? To provide artists, museums and Fine Arts Schools with "good quality copies of antiques", a mission that continues today. 

Distribution has now extended to the general public and reproductions cover all periods of art. Thus, the collection of 6 molds kept by the Atelier de Moulage traces the history of sculpture from prehistory to the present day on all continents! 

Heir to a centuries-old tradition, the Atelier de Moulage carefully monitors the quality of its reproductions. 

Today, the molds are made from silicone impressions on the original works, the 3D technique is also used when the originals are too fragile or a reduction is desired. 

All the busts are adorned with a wick that pays homage to the original function of the candle… but are meant to be collected rather than consumed!

Each piece is made by hand, in the Trudon workshops, located in Normandy.

Thus, these exceptional collection objects brilliantly embody the grandeur of the history they represent. Pure craftsmanship.



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