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Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Candle Sconces by Victor Paillard
Impressive pair of gilt bronze sconces by Victor Paillard during the Second Empire, Napoleon III period. Exquisitely cast in the highest quality mercury gilt bronze with a deep, warm and glowing patina. Crisp detailed sculpted Rococo leafy C-scroll backplate with raised relief sunflowers, five intricately chased sprouting acanthus leaf arms each depicting a pair of doves, terminating in foliage bobeche and flower bud capitals with raised relief sunflowers. Signed on the back of plate with initials VP and on the top of bobeches VP 85. Victor Paillard (1830-1886), French sculptor and bronzer during the Napoleon III period. The son of a chiseler, student of Jean Francois Denière opened his own studio in 1830 eventually growing it midcentury to a workshop of 100 employees. He was recognized by his peers as an important caster and worked side by side with many of them, such as Carrier-Belleuse. He was awarded medals for his work at the 1851 The Great Exhibition in London and in 1867 Paris Exhibition. In 1874 he became the mayor of the 3rd district in Paris.
- CreatorVictor Paillard (Sculptor)
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1865
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 30 in. x W 18 in. x D 10 in.H 76.2 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 25.4 cm
- Seller LocationChicago, IL
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU922715828071
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