Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791), Director of the Sculpture studio at Sevres, exhibited two pairs of plaster models of nymphs supporting candelabra at the Salon du Louvre in 1761 and they were illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin in his copy of the exhibition catalogue (see H.Ottomeyer, P.Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p. 254, fig. 4.7.1).
The model remained fashionable even throughout the 19th century and both 18th and 19th century versions of these nymph-supported lilly-candelabra can be found in great collections across the world, including the Royal Castle in Warsaw (ibid. p. 254, fig. 4.7.3).