Patinated Bronze Greek Revival Style Candlesticks French Antique c 1870
A pair of patinated bronze Greek revival shaped twin nozzle candlesticks, French antique, late 19th century circa 1870. ( some people may describe these as Etruscan revival).
These low relief, grape vine entwined, twin nozzle, cast bronze candlesticks have long greek style oil lamp shaped bodies on central low disc and domed foot. The body is decorated with low relief acanthus leaf scrolls and the centre of each has a different white metal medallion or coin. One with the right looking head of the Greek goddess Athena wearing a helmet with Scylla. The other of a left looking bearded laureate head of Zeus.
The candlesticks have no makers nor founders marks, although we have seen some very similar in shape described as being made by Ferdinand Barbedienne. So are sold as being in the manner of Barbedienne.
In very good antique condition with just a little wear to the patina commensurate with age and use. One of the nuts holding the body may be a replacement.
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Height 4.5 inches ( 11 cm)
Length 7 inches (19.8 cm)
Width 3.375 inches (8.5 cm)
Weight of both together 1770 grammes unpacked