A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-GILT FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
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A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-GILT FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

MARK OF JEAN-BAPTISTE-CLAUDE ODIOT, PARIS, CIRCA 1819

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A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-GILT FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
MARK OF JEAN-BAPTISTE-CLAUDE ODIOT, PARIS, CIRCA 1819
Each on spreading circular base with baluster stem and campana form-socket, all with stiff-leaf borders, the detachable leaf-capped scroll branches each terminating in a socket of Roman lamp form with detachable nozzle, with similar central light, cast and chased with bands of beaded, laurel foliage and berried ivy, marked on bases, branches and nozzles, one base 1809-19, remainder 1819-38
21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high; 173 oz. 10 dwt. (5,409 gr.) (2)

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Lot Essay

A design for a candelabum of six lights, illustrated in Jean-Marie Pinçon, Odiot l'Orfèvre, 1990, p. 96, no. 149, exhibits the Roman lamp-form sockets and leaf bands of the present examples. That design, an inkwash, was done by Cavelier for Odiot in 1818, and may well have been the model for these candelabra and the candlesticks in the following lot.

A pair of silver-gilt six-light candelabra, and a silver four-light candelabrum of the same style, both also by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, 1809-1819, are illustrated in Pinçon, p. 125, no. 199 and p. 133, no. 214.
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