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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRA, ON EBONISED PEDESTALS

    THE CANDELABRA AFTER THE MODEL BY CLAUDE MICHEL, CALLED CLODION, BY HAZART, PARIS, CIRCA 1870

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRA, ON EBONISED PEDESTALS
    THE CANDELABRA AFTER THE MODEL BY CLAUDE MICHEL, CALLED CLODION, BY HAZART, PARIS, CIRCA 1870
    Each in the form of a bacchante supporting a cornucopia issuing foliate-cast candelearms, on a naturalistic foot over a stiff-leaf cast base within fruiting oak band, signed 'Eug. hazart. Paris', each stop-fluted pedestal with foliate-cast frieze over a spreading foot, the candelabra fitted for electricity
    The candelabra: 53 ½ in. (136 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) deep
    The pedestals: 40 ½ in. (103 cm.) high; 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) diameter


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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, 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).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE PARISIAN COLLECTION (LOTS 126-129)