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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SIX-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA, ON ORMOLU-MOUNTED GRIOTTE ROUGE MARBLE PEDESTALS

    AFTER THE MODELS BY CLODION, BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1891

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SIX-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA, ON ORMOLU-MOUNTED GRIOTTE ROUGE MARBLE PEDESTALS
    AFTER THE MODELS BY CLODION, BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1891
    Modelled as a male and female satyr, each holding aloft a cornucopia issuing six scrolled candlearms, the bases signed henry Dasson & Cie 1891., on columnar marble pedestals
    The candelabra: 52 in. (132 cm.) high; The pedestals: 45½ in. (114.5 cm.) high


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    This well-known model was first recorded in an anonymous drawing circa 1785, which is now held in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. The original models, made popular by Clodion, were supplied by Parisian marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre for the Grand Reception Room at Carlton House in 1794. The models were widely admired in the 19th century and bronziers such as Beurdeley and Wertheimer are known to have executed candelabra of this form.

    A set of four unsigned candelabra of late 19th century manufacture, comprising two nymphs and two satyrs, were sold at Christie's, New York, Segoura, 19 October 2006, lot 169 ($180,000).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA