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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. LAWRENCE COPLEY THAW, SR. (LOT 358)

A Pair of Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Two-Light Candelabra

Circa 1780, after Louis-Félix de la Rue and Clodion

Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 5,400 USD
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358

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. LAWRENCE COPLEY THAW, SR. (LOT 358)

A Pair of Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Two-Light Candelabra

Circa 1780, after Louis-Félix de la Rue and Clodion

Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 5,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Pair of Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Two-Light Candelabra

Circa 1780, after Louis-Félix de la Rue and Clodion

depicting a young girl on a rock and a young satyr on a tree stump, supporting leaf-cast, berried candle branches; raised on a fluted column with leaf-cast wreath and square base. One nozzle replaced.
height 18 1/4 in.
46.4 cm
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Catalogue Note

The model of the young satyr was created by Clodion, and that of the young girl by de la Rue, possibly as early as the 1770s.  It was a very succesful and popular model with numerous replicas having been recorded.  One pair is in the Musée du Louvre, illustrated, D. Alcouffe, A. Dion-Tennenbaum, G. Mabille, Gilt Bronzes in the Louvre, Dijon, 2004, p. 107, no. 48.  Their 18th century origin is not known, but during the First Empire they were installed in the Empress's breakfast room at Compiègne.

 

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