A PAIR OF LOUIS-PHILIPPE ORMOLU NINE-LIGHT VASE-SHAPED CANDELABRA
A PAIR OF LOUIS-PHILIPPE ORMOLU NINE-LIGHT VASE-SHAPED CANDELABRA

ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, PARIS, CIRCA 1830-1840

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A PAIR OF LOUIS-PHILIPPE ORMOLU NINE-LIGHT VASE-SHAPED CANDELABRA
ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, PARIS, CIRCA 1830-1840
Each vase mounted with classical draped figures and cast with leaf-tip and anthemion banding, surmounted by scrolling reeded handles and issuing conforming scrolling acanthus-clasped branches with fluted drip pans, milled nozzles and an urn finial cast with dancing classical maidens, on a foliate-cast spreading foot and square stepped plinth
23 ½ in. (60 cm.) high; 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) diameter
Provenance
From the collection of King Louis Philippe (1773-1850) of France; and thence by descent.

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Lot Essay

Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) studied in the late 18th Century under the sculptors Pajou and Houdon and the bronzier Gouthière. By the early 19th Century he had become famous for his gilt-bronze furniture mounts, clocks, candelabra and other table decorations. Many special commissions were placed with him and clients visited his workshop to choose from various different elements to form decorative candelabra or indeed other bronzes d'ameublement. A related pair of vase-shaped candelabra, signed Thomire, was sold Christie's London, 7 July 2005, lot 405.

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