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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRA

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Each with winged female figure holding aloft scroll arms cast with beaded masks on square plinth cast with classical maidens and foliate-cast base
39in. (99cm.) high (2)

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The form of this classically draped figure holding aloft candelarms relates to several models executed by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843), one of the most celebrated bronzier-ciseleurs of the Empire period. This figure with one outstretched leg relates specifically to a candelabra now in a private collection in Bayreuth and illustrated in H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, fig. 5.2.2, p. 328. A pair of similar candelabra with gilt figures and lacking wings was sold Sotheby's Monaco, 18 June 1994, lot 130.
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