Pair of Regency gilt-decorated black bronze Oxen Candlesticks

Pair of Regency gilt-decorated black bronze Oxen Candlesticks

Pair of Regency gilt-decorated black bronze Oxen Candlesticks

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Pair of Regency gilt-decorated black bronze Oxen Candlesticks:
the oxen, with harness and festive winged saddles, bearing palmate columns with candle-cups; on pedestal bases with gilded putti and anthemion decoration in the Roman taste.
Circa 1820 and restored.

Height:9"-24.0cm
Width:4"-10.0cm
Projection:3"-7.5cm
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.

putto, putti

Cherub figures, also known as amorini

anthemion

A palmette motif in the form of a stylised honeysuckle, found on classical Greek buildings such as the Erechtheum, in Athens, and often used as part of neo-classical decoration.

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