387. Pair French Breche Violet Gilt Bronze Ormolu Candelabra Pierre-Philippe Thomire


Stunning Pair of French Ormolu and Breche Violet Marble Three Arm Candelabra of generous proportions, attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire, made during the second quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

The three foliate outswept arms spreading from a marble fruiting finial urn with Ram Heads above tall slender flanked supports terminating with claw feet. The triangular inverted marble base with lavish cast mounts, ending on its original ormolu toupie feet. 

Condition: Good condition for such early pieces with no losses to ormolu, which has been professionally re-gold plated. There is an old repair to one marble base which is very well done and not visible, also the decorative ormolu castings at the back areas have been replaced with plain button type pins.  

Height: (entire as shown on image one an impressive) 13.75" (35cm). Width: (at base) 4.75" (12cm). Depth: (at base) 4” (10.25cm).  

Pair Eur.1675.00.  

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Affordable Worldwide Store to door shipping. 

Breche Violet is a very decorative Italian Marble quarried in Seravezza, Carrara Basin, located between Florence and Genoa, sometimes mistaken for Blue John Stone which is found in Derbyshire, England. Breche violet is of a basic creamy white, clouded colour with delicate tones of redish browns, broken into irregular angular shapes by veins. The primary veins are blue-violet in colour, the secondary veins a variety of colours. The quarries were exhausted prior to 1960 so it is no longer produced, but can still be found in covering interior walls and fire surrounds (please view an attached image example) etc. of ancient European castles, hotels and affluent homes.