These bronze plinth-supported 'wine-krater' vase candlesticks are embellished with Bacchic satyr-heads and enwreathed in golden vines in the florid naturalistic style associated with the William IV Louis Quatorze fashion. Amongst the most celebrated of London's 'Or-Moulu and Bronze' manufacturers was George Dudley, who established his King Street premises in 1814 (C. Fox, London-World City 1800-1840, London, 1992, no. 303).
The distinctive, heavily pounced English chasing of the mounts recalls the work of the English marchand-mercier Edward Holmes Baldock (d.1846). Appointed 'Purveyor of China, Earthenware and Glass' to William IV, Baldock was responsible for the formation of many of the greatest 19th Century English collections of French furniture, including those of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Northumberland, the Earl of Lonsdale, William Beckford and George Byng (G. de Bellaigue, "Edward Holmes Baldock - Part 1", The Connoisseur, August, 1975, p.292). Acting both as a manufacturer and retailer, Baldock's name appears as a buyer in many of the more spectacular public auctions of the 19th Century, and he specialised in selling not only the chefs-d'oeuvres of the ancien régime, but also in commissioning ormolu mounts in the Louis XV style but in new forms.