A pair of French bronze candlesticks from the 19th century each depicting three greyhound dogs in the lower section, connected to one another through chain links adjusted to their collar. Exuding opulence and impeccable craftsmanship, this pair of French bronze candlesticks from the 19th century is an alluring confluence of fine artistry and functionality. Born in France during a period renowned for exquisite decorative arts, each candlestick is a homage to both the elegance and poise of greyhounds and the artisan's dedication to intricate details.
One’s gaze is instantly drawn to the trio of gracefully poised greyhound dogs that form the lower section of each candlestick. Positioned with an alluring calm, the greyhounds are interconnected through meticulously detailed chain links that are affixed to their collars, reflecting the bonds of unity and strength. The naturalistic rendering of the greyhounds, with their lean bodies and noble expressions, attests to the artisan's mastery and meticulous attention to detail.
Rising from the backs of these regal canines, a slender column ascends to the pinnacle of each candlestick, where a cup awaits the placement of a candle. The luminous flame would effortlessly emulate the radiant aura of these magnificent sculptures, casting a warm and inviting glow.
Fashioned from high-quality bronze, the candlesticks boast an elegant patina that testifies to their age and rich history. The choice of material, coupled with the exquisite representation of the greyhounds, imparts a sense of luxury and grandeur to these decorative pieces.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 3.5" Diameter x 7.75"H
Inventory Number: YY23