18 October 2002
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE SIX-BRANCH CANDELABRA
First half 19th century
Each with winged Victory holding aloft a flaming torch with removable flame to a flame-cast bobèche that rests upon a spreading trumpet-form stem and tassled cushion on her head, issuing scrolling laurel leaf-sheathed branches, three cast with grotesque maskes and with flaming bobèches, two others cast with pierced leafy vine bobèches, upon a spreading step-molded square plinth base mounted with a figure of Cupid Triumphant, above a laural leaf tip-cast molded foot, with numerous stamps 'J'
35½in. (90cm.) high (2)
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Despite being stamped on every segment 'J' or 'JJ', the casting and oxidation is consitant with early 19th century examples. These candelabra would therefore indicate an as yet unknown maker of this period.
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