A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain candelabras
A stunning and very high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain candelabras, signed Sèvres and after a model by Lagneau. Each four arm candelabra is raised by handsome paw feet below... — Read More
A stunning and very high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain candelabras, signed Sèvres and after a model by Lagneau. Each four arm candelabra is raised by handsome paw feet below an elegant circular base decorated with richly chased foliate and berried laurel wrap around bands centered by a charming mask. The circular supports display finely detailed designs with fitted foliate chandelles and superb grape and grape leaf wrap around bands. At the center are beautiful maidens draped in fine flowing robes and superb swaging floral garlands seemingly holding up the arms above. The arms above display superb Rinceaux shaped scrolled movements adorned with acanthus leaves leading to unique porcelain bobeches and lovely foliate candle cups. All original gilt throughout.
Candle Height: 10" — Read Less
- Item # 11268
H: 25.75 in L: 9 in D: 9.5 in
H: 65 cm L: 23 cm D: 24 cm
- 19th Century
- Biscuit De Sèvres Porcelain, Ormolu
- Louis XVI st. Read More
- Sèvres Read More
It was founded through the support of King Louis XV of France and at the initiative of Madame Pompadour to be located near her Château.
Due to Sèvres’ reputation for excellence and prestige, it has always attracted some of the best artists throughout history; François Boucher, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Étienne Maurice Falconet, Alexandre Fragonard and August Rodin, just to name a few. Many of these artworks can be seen at the Louvre Museum and the Musée National de Céramique in France.
Initially, Sèvres created a soft paste porcelain know as Biscuit de Sèvres. In 1768 the Bordeaux chemist Villaris and Jean Baptiste Darnet discovered deposits of Kaolin on French soil. In 1771 the Royal Academy sent a report on the creation of hard paste porcelain at which time Sèvres began manufacturing hard paste porcelain.
Louis-Simon Boizot (1743–1809) was a French sculptor renowned for creating Biscuit de Sèvres models, and was the director at Sèvres from 1774-1800, followed by Alexandre Brogniart(1800-1847) and Henri Victor Regnault in 1854.