Lustrous Pair of Empire French Candelabra with Putti from Empire Period
Pair of Empire French candelabra with Putti carrying four lights. They are depicting two Putti who are holding a crown of lights. This crown of lights consist of a laurel wreath and on top of that a central plant shaped light decorated with leaves. From this central light sprout three richly decorated foliage branches forming the other three arms of light. Also in their other hand the Putti carry a palm leaf.
A putto is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged. The word comes from the Latin word putus, meaning “boy” or “child”.
These Empire Period French candelabra with Putti are standing on columns chiseled with a guilloche decoration. And a square counter-plinth at the bottom supports this pair of Empire candelabra.
This pair of lustrous Empire candelabra has been executed in gilt and chiseled bronze. They show a high degree of workmanship and they are in a perfect condition.
Dimensions: 53 cm high, 20 cm in diameter.
Weight: 5 kg (for the pair).
|Dimensions||20 × 20 × 53 cm|