A Pair of French Empire Ormolu Candelabra with Putti
A stunning pair of Empire four-light gilt bronze figural candelabra, of French origin, dating back to 1810 circa. Extraordinary high-quality casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding.
Each flambeau has four curved branches decorated with floral patterns, ending with palm leaves and wax cups or bobéches are flower-shaped. Candle holders issuing from a torch, held by putti balancing on a round globe. Both cherubs have a perfect anatomy, with curled hair and a spectacular chiseled plumage wings. The candelabra are mounted on a stepped square base measuring 13 x 13 centimeters .
In overall excellent condition, with the exception of old restorations on a garland, an index finger and a leaf top missing.
They come from a luxury villa at Como Lake..
We have disassembled both works for cleaning and each item consists of 38 pieces and a globe edge is engraved with monogram M.B, may be initials of the artisan maker.
Each piece is characterized by a superb casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding and must be made by a great French fondeur-ciseleur of Empire period.
height: 80 cm
diameter: 20 cm
Pair of silver Neoclassic Candlesticks, Hallmarked Milan, 1820 by Liverti Francesco, a circular foot engraved with leafy and geometric edges. Neoclassical motif on edge of base of each candlestick is repeated on bottom of the fluted tapered column of each, under each candle cup. The base of each column is finely decorated with flowers and grape branches.
Small wear near the candle cup and base, consistent with use and age, early 19th century dating.
The two antique candle holders come from the furnishings of a Lombard villa on Como lake, where they were mounted as lamps, as shown the small hole on the edge of the base of each item.
On the bases they are hallmarked with the plow related to the silver title (800/000), the globe with the seven trionos related to the Guarantee Office of Milan from 1812 to 1872 and the silvermaker initials, F.L. relative to Francesco Liverti active in Milan until 1820.
The candlesticks weigh 276 grams and 291 grams, respectively. Measures: 10,5 inches high x over 4,5 inches diameter across base of each.
A pair of six-light brass and crystal candelabra, of French origin, dating back to early 20th century, with beautiful patina and original gilding traces. Each flambeau has six curved branches, the frame is decorated by crystal pendants, as well as the central stem coated with shaped crystal elements and topped by a crystal spire.
This pair of antique girandoles should be once wired as abat-jour, as we desume by holes on bases and bobeiges. In overall good condition, they come from a private palazzo in Milan.
Measures: Height 67 cm
Diameter 34 cm.