Lot 258

Pair of TORCHERS with five light arms and a bronze top light alternating gilt bronze and gunmetal patina bronze. The arms of light with foliated windings radiating around a spinning top each receive bobèches with scroll decoration. It rests on a triple shaft joined by a central ring. The tripod base with windings on an animated gilt bronze pedestal. Empire or Restoration period. Height. 75, Diam. 34.5 cm. Pair of candelabra close to Thomire's productions, alternating gilded bronze and bronze patina in the gun barrel style. Rare quality work similar to Thomire's final productions. Thomire died in 1843, the Emperor's gilded bronze maker.