These candelabra are closely based upon a model by Gérard Jean Galle, who was the son of Claude Galle (1759-1815). The Galle pair are illustrated by Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 396, plate 5.18.8 (the Royal Palace Stockholm). Another model is in the Palace of Pavlovsk, see Pavlovsk, The Collections, 1993, p. 191, no. 37/39.
Related pairs with some variations offered for sale at auction include:
-A pair were sold in these Rooms as lot 246, 13th December 1996.
-A pair were sold from the Hector Binney collection, lot 51, 26th November 1961.
-A pair were sold as lot 138, Sotheby's, Monaco, 14th June 1997.
-Finally, a pair in gilt-bronze was offered for sale as lot 263, 18th December 2001, Tajan Paris, with an identical flag cresting.
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