Dominique Daguerre was invoiced for this model on 26th June 1783 by Francois-Remond the fondeur-ciseleur, `Pour fonte, facon Et Dorure mate d'une pre de grands flambeaux à 4. figures. Et à guirlandes et fleur. Etc 1050 livres'. He mentions the model again in 1786 -`Pour fourniture d'une paire de grand flambeaux à quatre Cariathide dor mat 888 livres'. It may well have been the case that Daguerre owned the master model and Rémond carried out the casting gilding and chasing to his order.
There are various 18th and 19th century models of these candlesticks including a pair in the Wallace Collection (F174-5). Another in the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. Also see a set of four, with the comte de Vaudreuil provenance, sold from the Champalimaud Collection, 7th July, Christie's, London, 2005, lot 160.
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