Pair Antique French Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra After Giambologna
This pair of French figural gilt and patinated bronze candelabra are believed to date from as early as the Empire period of the 19th century. Each measures approximately 37 by 11 by 10 in (94 by 28 by 25 cm) and has five candle arms with original bobeches. They feature globe finials surmounted with the patinated bronze figures of the Roman gods, Mercury and Fortuna, after the original sculptures by Giambologna (1529-1608), the Italian sculptor known for his bronze and marble statuary of the Mannerist and Renaissance periods. Other features include lappet-cased nozzels above j-shaped candlearms sheathed in folliage, ram masks with anthemia sprays and scrolls ending in winged paw feet on triangular bases with canted corners.