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A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE AND ORMOLU FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
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A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE AND ORMOLU FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE AND ORMOLU FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Each with a figure issuing scrolling foliage and five flaming nozzles and drip-pans, with central leaf-wrapped finial surmounted by an eagle, on a turned verde marble pedestal with herms draped with floral garlands, on a square plinth, the nozzles later
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high (2)
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The caryatic bronze-figured candlebra, designed in the late l8th century antique/Egyptian manner, comprise vase-bearing Isis priestesses, whose pearl-wreathed and plinth-supported marble altar-drums are garlanded with fruit suspended from Egyptian herms. Their torch candle-nozzles issue from the fruit-filled vases and are guarded by Jupiter's eagle perched on palm-wreathed and orb-capped pillars. Amongst the most celebrated bronze manufacturers of such figurative candelabra was Claude-François Rabiat (d.1815).
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