Pair of bronze Regency Candlesticks of caryatids bearing oil lamps

Pair of bronze Regency Candlesticks of caryatids bearing oil lamps

Pair of bronze Regency Candlesticks of caryatids bearing oil lamps

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Pair of bronze Regency Candlesticks of caryatids bearing oil lamps:
the figures standing on circular mounts on square plinths, and bearing twin-branch oil lamps on their heads; the gilded sconces, flames, head-cushions and circular mounts with fine chasing.
Circa 1830-40 and restored.

Height:10"-25.5cm
Width:3"-9.5cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

caryatid

Classical Greek female figure supporting architectural element on her head, or her upraised arms.

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