A. Radcliffe, M. Baker and Michael Maek-Gérard, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection of Renaissance and later sculpture with works of art in bronze, London, 1992, no. 42, pp. 238-239.
Triangular based paschal candlesticks such as the present pair derive from a Venetian prototype that was created some time in the mid-16th century. While simpler in decoration, they are closely comparable in form to a pair of candlesticks in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection datable to around 1600 (loc. cit), which have a similar upper stem with masks and a triangular spreading base with putti heads as finials. A further common decorative feature on so many Venetian candlesticks of the 16th to 18th centuries is the Roccataglia-esque treatment of the putti heads that incorporate the same thickly curled hair and heavy eyelids.