22 March 2001
A Pair of French gilt-bronze three-light bras de lumières
By Paul-Henri Ledentu, Paris, Circa 1900
One as a female herm, the other as a male, each with foliate terminal, holding a flower-filled cornucopia issuing two lights, the female with flying drapery, the male with a lion pelmet, each flanked to the side by a foliate nozzle; signed to the back LEDENTU CISELEUR PARIS, each element stamped HL; fitted for electricity
23 in. (58.5 cm.) high (2)
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After first exhibiting his own works at the Paris Salon, the sculptor Paul-Henri Ledentu (1874-1951) decided to edit bronze-works by other sculptors such as Carrier-Belleuse and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
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