Pair of candlesticks

Ref: 1625
  • Maker

    Ferdinand Barbedienne (firm active 1839-1955)

  • Detail

    Brass

    20.8 cm (high)

    French (Paris), 1860s

  • Marked

    Each candlestick signed ‘F. BARBEDIENNE’ (see right)

  • Notes

    The same model, in silver-plated brass, is in a private collection.

    Work in the gothic taste is unusual in Barbedienne’s output, but the firm exhibited work in this vein at the London International Exhibition, 1862; see J.B. Waring,Masterpieces of Industrial Art¬†…, London, 1863, II, pl. 206.

    The form of Barbedienne’s candlesticks can be compared to a brass and champlev√© enamel pair from Limoges, made around 1200 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17.190.345)

  • Collection

    Private collection