The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Candelabrum
  • Attributed to François Rémond (1747 - 1812)
  • France
  • 1783 - 1786
  • Gilt bronze and lapis lazuli
  • Height: 94.5 cm
    Width: 50.5 cm
  • F130
  • Oval Drawing Room
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  • Eight-light, gilt-bronze candelabrum in the form of a tripod supporting a vase of lapis lazuli (a pair with F131). Gilt-bronze stems of poppies, roses and lilies spring from the lapis lazuli vases. With the Egyptian female heads on some of the candelabra branches, winged sphinxes and heads of Bacchus on the bases, the overall effect of the candelabra is one of opulence and exoticism.
    François Rémond (1747-1812) is known to have supplied a pair of candelabra 'of tripod form, with eight lights and six sphinxes' to the marchand mercier Dominique Daguerre in December 1783 for 5,000 livres. This may be a variation on that model, also for Daguerre. Further examples of the model, with blue porcelain vases in the centres of the candelabra, were supplied by Rémond in the three subsequent years.