The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Candelabrum
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • 1765 - 1770
  • Gilt bronze and patinated bronze
  • Height: 105.7 cm
    Width: 45.5 cm
  • Stamp: 'A'
    Stamp: 'I-VI' In four sequences
  • F136
  • Not on display
Further Reading
  • With their heavy, truncated-column pedestals, these candlesticks (F136 and F137) are unlikely to date from later than 1770. They appear to derive from one of two plaster groups exhibited by E-M Falconet at the Salon of 1761. Falconet's groups were intended to be executed in silver, but were evidently carried out in gilt-bronze as well.