A pair of French early 19th century Louis XVI st. cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu candelabras
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An exceptional and high quality pair of French early 19th century Louis XVI st. cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu candelabras. Each three arm candelabra is raised by a square ormolu base with a fine mottled border and wrap around... — Read More
An exceptional and high quality pair of French early 19th century Louis XVI st. cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu candelabras. Each three arm candelabra is raised by a square ormolu base with a fine mottled border and wrap around beaded ormolu trim. Above the circular mottled cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain bases are the striking foliate socle shaped pedestals with fine pierced leaves encasing the elegant cobalt blue porcelain bodies. To each side are finely scrolled ormolu handles with lovely foliate designs in a superb satin and burnished finish. Above the elegantly curved necks are the most impressive and wonderfully executed foliate arms seemingly growing out of the vases. Each arm displays richly chased foliate candle cups adorned with luxuriant leaves amidst striking growing buds and blooming flowers. All original gilt throughout. — Read Less
- Item # 7429
H: 24 in L: 10.25 in D: 7 in
H: 61 cm L: 26 cm D: 18 cm
- 19th Century
- Ormolu, Sèvres Porcelain
- 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.