C1870 Pair Napoleon III Silvered Bronze Putti Candlesticks


In the form of putti (cherubs have wings, but putti do not), these silver plated bronze candlesticks have flower baskets as the candles sockets. The Rococo bases form sturdy supports. These are French, probably dating from about 1870, the end of the Second Empire, Napoleon III. The candlesticks are very heavy, being cast and chiselled bronze, and the silverplating allows vibrant reflection from flickering candles. They could also be converted to electricity. It seems most likely this is the same pair that sold at auction in Sydney for $915 (inc BP), in October 2021.

24 cm tall , bases 11cm by 11cm.

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