Pair of Napoleon III Period French Ormolu Bronze and Sevres Porcelain Candelabra
France Ca 1860
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 polychromatic flower 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. The fabulous and very rare decor and useful detail.