Pair of French Early 19th Century Empire Gilt Bronze Putto Wall Lights

GBP 9,500.00

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Object Description

Object History

Excellent pair of French early 19th century empire wall lights or sconces each depicting the figure of a putto or cupid:
The winged cupid figures are clad in a loincloth Stand in a classical contrapposto opposing each other on a globe with a stylized foliage vignette decoration. Each cupid is holding a quiver-shaped central stem issuing three s-shaped candle arms with nozzles and foliage decoration.
Rare pair of wall lights or sconces in the manner of the important French bronzier Claude-Francois Rabiat (1756-1815) displaying excellent chiseling and gilding.
The pair of appliques consist of holes of a former electrification at the back of the candle arms, a re-electrification can easily be done.

Object Literature

Literature: Ottomeyer/Pröschel: Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich 1986, 2 vol., vol I, p. 356, fig. 5.10.3

Object Condition

Good, min. wear consistent with age and sue, partially refreshed gilding – detailed condition report on request

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