A Very Fine Pair of French Bronze & Well Grained Sienna Marble Grand Tour Single Light Table or Mantle Candlesticks of unusually tall proportions, outstanding workmanship quality with good heavy gauge chisel cast mounts throughout. First quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Each tapering triangular central marble column support with unusual bevelled edgings below a well-cast bronze campana form leaf capped candle holder with decorative rimmed drip pan, ending on a very ornate Acanthus leaf cast socle, supported by a patinated bronze tripod inverted triangular base.
Condition: These pieces have been professionally cleaned, original patinated bronze in superb condition. Complete with original firm fitting ormolu drip pans.
Height: 12.75" (32.5cm). Width: (at base) 5" (12.75cm). Depth: (at base) 4.25" (11cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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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.