396. Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ormolu Sienna Marble Candelabra Clodion Grand Tour


A Very Fine Quality Pair of French Louis XV inspired Patinated and Gilt Bronze Figural Three Branch Candelabra depicting Bacchanal Figures. Both with finely sculped features and mounted atop naturalistically modelled bronze bases, made during the first half of the Nineteenth Century, after a model by Claude Michel Clodion French 1738-1814. 


Each bronze sculpture supports three gilded bronze three-light candleholders and figures resting on a naturalistic bronze base that surmounts a plain square well veined Giallo Siena marble plinth adorned with beaded rims and raised on four ormolu toupie  

The left candelabra depicts the infant Dionysus (Greek god of wine and joy - Roman name Bacchus), crowned with ivy leaves and grapes. The right candelabra depicts an infant satyr (follower of Dionysus).  

Condition: Superb condition for such early pieces with no restoration anywhere, professionally re-gold plated and bronze patinated. 

Height: (entire an impressive) 17” (43cm). Width: (at base) 5.5” (14cm). Depth: (at base) 5.25” (13.5cm). 

Price on request. 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Affordable Worldwide Store to door shipping. 

Giallo Siena Marble:The famous and prestigious yellow marble comes from the quarries of Colle Valle d’Elsa near Siena in Italy. Traditionally it was used almost exclusively for castles and palaces, the Lodges of the Pope etc. Today Giallo Siena is also used in various other ambiences where the golden color gives a touch of luxury and exclusivity, e. g. in hotel suites and bathrooms, for floor patterns and borders as well as columns and fireplaces. During the Grand Tour many souvenirs of this period were adorned extensively with this wonderful and rare Marble.