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    Sale 7816

    Le Grand Goût - A Private European Collection

    17 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA

    CAST BY VICTOR PAILLARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA
    CAST BY VICTOR PAILLARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled as a floral bouquet supported by a pair of putti, on one bearing a garland, on the other holding a bird's nest, on a pierced rocaille and latticework base stamped 'VP' beneath a crown
    33 in. (84 cm.) high (2)


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    One of the best known bronziers of the Napoleon III period, Victor Paillard (d. 1886) also created and produced his own sculptures and groups, designed and made chenets, candelabra, other decorative objects and clocks. In the 1830s he opened his own business of 'bronze d'art et d'ameublement' at 105 boulevard Beaumarchais and 6 rue Saint-Claude, first showing his own work at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie in 1839. By 1855 he was employing about a hundred workmen and was able to offer his clients hundreds of models in bronze and zinc imitations. As a founder he also worked for numerous well-known sculptors such as Pradier, Barye and Carrier-Belleuse.

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