A pair of early 19th century French Empire bronze and ormolu three-light candelabraIn the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire, (2)

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Lot 108TP
A pair of early 19th century French Empire bronze and ormolu three-light candelabra
In the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire,

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 11,440) inc. premium
A pair of early 19th century French Empire bronze and ormolu three-light candelabra
In the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire,
Each cast with a winged figure allegorical of Victory, holding aloft a three-branch candelabra and standing on a sphere cast with a bee, raised on a square-action base, 74cm high. (2)

Footnotes

  • Winged Victories were commonly produced during Napoleon's rule as symbols of military triumph, and the bee seen mounted on the sphere was chosen by Napoleon as the emblem to represent his status as Emperor.

    A candelabra supported by a Winged figure of Victory by Pierre-Philippe Thomire made in Paris between 1810-15 can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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A pair of early 19th century French Empire bronze and ormolu three-light candelabraIn the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire, (2)
A pair of early 19th century French Empire bronze and ormolu three-light candelabraIn the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire, (2)
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