659. Antique Pair French Sevres Porcelain Ormolu Gilt Bronze Candelabra Barbedienne

A Fine Pair of Stylish and Imposing French Ormolu and Hand Decorated Sevres Panel Four Arm Table or Mantle Candelabra of exhibition quality, firmly attributed to Louis-Constant Sévin and cast by the Barbedienne Factory. Mid to late Nineteenth Century. 

Each of tall slender form, supported by a gilt bronze rectangular base inset with a hand decorated plaque to the front, raised on scrolling feet. From each base rises a rectangular tapering column-form stem, which is inset to the front with a painted porcelain plaque depicting a winged Cherub on Celeste Blue ground. This plaque on each candelabrum is flanked by ram’s head gilt bronze mounts, between which is draped a gilt bronze swag. The four outswept candleholders are topped with a canopy of hanging chains mounted with cherub portrait. 

Condition: Superb condition complete with original firm fitting drip pans and all chains. Professionally re-gold plated.  

Height: (an impressive, entire) 16" (40.5cm). Width: (at widest across arms) 5” (12.5cm). Depth: (at base) 5.25” (13cm). 

Pair Eur.2875.00. 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Affordable fixed price Store to door shipping. 

Louis-Constant Sévin was a designer who worked at the Barbedienne factory from the mid-19th century until his death in 1888. The Barbedinne factory was founded by the prolific bronzier, Ferdiand Barbedienne (1810-92). The company produced beautiful bronze items for an important international clientele, and won numerous awards at major exhibitions, including at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London and Paris’ Exposition Universalle of 1867. Sévin and Barbedienne collaborative pieces, like this rare offering, are now highly collectable.