Auction Lot: 35110553
Estimated Value : 10000-12000 €


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DESCRIPTION

A pair of french candelabra, period Napoleon III. After "CLODION" (CLAUDE MICHEL, Nancy, France, 1738 – Paris, 1814).
Patinated and gilt bronze.
Signed.
Later electrificied.
Measurements: 94 cm (Pair of goblets from the 19th century.
Bronzes and marble.
Measurements: 38 cm (height) x 50 cm (diameter).
A pair of Napoleon III bronze eleven branch candelabra. These branchs are supported by sculptural structures that include the figure of two patinated puttis, whose grace and beauty are inspired by those of the prolific sculptor Clodion. This kind of chandeliers were made in Paris.
Clodion, original name Claude Michel, was a french sculptor whose works represent the quintessence of the Rococo style. In 1755 he came to Paris and entered the workshop of his maternal uncle Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, an established sculptor. He remained four years in this workshop, and on his death became a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. In 1759 he obtained the grand prize for sculpture at the Académie Royale. In 1761 he obtained the first silver medal for studies from models. In 1762 he went to Rome, where his activity was considerable between 1767 and 1771. Among Clodion's works are a statue of Montesquieu, a Dying Cleopatra, and a chimneypiece at present in the Victoria and Albert Museum, (London). Another known sculpture is called "The Intoxication of Wine."[1] One of his last groups represented Homer as a beggar being driven away by fishermen (1810). Clodion died in Paris, on the eve of the invasion of Paris by the forces of the Sixth Coalition. Clodion is represented in Art Institute of Chicago, Bowes Museum (County Durham, UK), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Cleveland Museum of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art (London), Currier Museum of Art (New Hampshire), Detroit Institute of Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Frick Collection (New York City), Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Honolulu Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Kunstindeks Danmark, Louvre (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Musée des beaux-arts de Bordeaux, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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