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, Dasson and - as evidence by the present lot - Hazart, are known to have executed candelabra of this form. A pair by Dasson dated 1891 sold Christie's, New York, 21 April 2009, lot 258 ($80,500). A set of four unsigned candelabra of late 19th century manufacture, comprising two nymphs and two satyrs, sold Christie's, New York, Segoura, 19 October 2006, lot 169 ($180,000).