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Pair of Napoleon III Period French Ormolu Bronze and Sevres Porcelain Candelabras

France  –  Circa 1860

DIMENSIONS:
20.5 in.H
52 cmH
DIAMETER
11 in. (28 cm)

Exceptional and magnificent pair of finely chased ormolu gilded bronze candelabras with five lights above spiraled urns. The base is a tripod mounted around a Sevres famous “celestial blue” porcelain vase adorned by a poly chromatic flowers bouquet inside an oval gold leafed register in each interval between the feet. When the candles are not lighted the top arm support an ormolu bronze “candle extinguisher” in the shape of a flowering basket that would be used to stop the light on all the candles. Fabulous and very rare decor and useful detail.

Details

CREATOR: Manufacture de Sevres (Maker)
OF THE PERIOD: Napoleon III
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1860
PERIOD: 1860-1869
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Gilt Bronze, Hand-Painted Porcelain
CONDITION:Good. There is a crack in the porcelain on one candelabra where the paint is missing. detail in listed photo.
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
DIMENSIONS:
20.5 in.H
52 cmH
DIAMETER
11 in. (28 cm)