Antique French cast metal ormolu rococo harvest figurine candlesticks pair


Shipping to United States: $53.97

Wonderful bucolic figures in Eighteenth Century rococo style costume adorn this pair of antique French bronze d'or or ormolu cast candlesticks.
The heavy cast pieces have a gilt metal finish, and sit on a round base, impressed with decorative detail and cast with pierced leaves and scrolls forming the feet.
One figure is male and the other is female holding up her skirts in one hand, they both hold a scythe. Each of the figures is surrounded by wheat sheaves. Similar designs are found in English porcelain figures from the late Eighteenth Century.
This is a matched pair, they were most likely made at slightly different times, there are very slight differences for example in the decoration on the circular base, and in the patination. They would therefore be an excellent candidate for painting.
The figures are cast separately from the column, and added so that the bodies are freestanding.
They probably date from the Nineteenth Century, but might even be from the century before.

Size of each piece approx height 27.5cm, width across base 9cm. The collar diameter is approx 6.5cm and the candle cup 3cm, it holds a standard dinner candle.

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