Pair Tall Antique Greek Satyr Figural Bronze Candelabra After Clodion

This pair of patinated and dore bronze candelabra in the French Louis Xvi style and after the original models by Clodion, measure 47.5" tall, 20.5" wide and 23.5" deep. Depicted are Greek male and female Satyrs, cast after the models by Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814). According to Christie's, the originals by Clodion were supplied by Dominique Daguerre for the Grand Reception Room at Carlton House in 1794. In the nineteenth century models were cast by noted bronziers such as Beurdeley and Wertheimer. Satyrs are deities of the woods and mountains, with goat's tail, flank and hooves. The male figure carries a flute around his waist and thus may be interpreted to represent Pan, the Greek companion to nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, and mountain wilds and music. Each Satyr holds a cornucopia issuing five spiral-twisting candlearms sheathed in acanthus leaf decoration. Each has a pedestal base which has been drilled for electricity, but no wiring remains. (We can add new wiring and sockets at an additional cost) One candle arm of the male figure was broken and re-soldered. The foliate collar on the cornucopia of of this figure was possibly replaced. These items come from private collection in Pasadena, and currently reside in our client's gallery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York City) and may be seen in person by appointment. The most recent notable auction sale of these models took place in New York on April 21, 2009, when Christie's sold a pair of candelabra, cast by Henry Dasson in 1891, measuring 52" tall and residing on rouge marble pedestals, in lot 258 for $80,500 including buyer's premium. Additional images forwarded upon request.

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Furniture & Furnishings
Antiques (approx100yrs)
19th Century
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Very Good