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A gilt-bronze candelabrum in the manner of Thomire
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
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259
A gilt-bronze candelabrum in the manner of Thomire
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A gilt-bronze candelabrum in the manner of Thomire
Empire, early 19th century
in the form of a standing neo-classical female figure in drapery, holding aloft a flower cast ring supporting six scrolled candlearms cast with leaves, on a square plinth cast with berried laurel leaves enclosing a lyre, on a square base
111cm. high; 3ft. 7½in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Hans Ottomeyer / Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 328-330

This model is based on several similar models by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1833). The figure of Victory, bearing a similar breastplate can be found on a Thomire candelabrum based on designs by Percier and Fontaine in the Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau (F 656 C). Another candelabrum by Thomire also from designs by Percier with similar nozzles above a winged figure of Nike can be found in the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.

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