The figures on this candelabra derive from a drawing by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin dated 1761 depicting a pair of nymphs supporting a cornucopia, illustrated, Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, vol. I, p. 253 and 254. A virtually identical pair is preserved in the boudoir of the Empress Marie Feodorovna in Pavlovsk Palace, reproduced in A. Kuchumov, Pavlovsk Palace and Park, Leningrad, 1976, fig. 71. Yet another pair is preserved in the Kuskovo Palace and illustrated in Kuskovo, 18th century Russian Estate, Leningrad, 1983, fig. 21.
An identical pair purchased by the American colonel James Swan in Paris in the late 18th century is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and illustrated, Pierre Verlet, Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, pp. 100-101, fig. 116.
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