A pair of large Empire gilt bronze four-light Victory appliques
A pair of large Empire gilt bronze four-light appliques – circa 1805-1810
Height: 60 cm. (23 ½ in.) Width: 45 cm. (17 ¾ in.)
Each body in the form of a draped Victory, her outstretched arms carrying four cornucopia-shaped lights and feet placed on a globe terminating in a pierced palmette.
Comparative Literature :
The same figure of Victory, her feet upon a globe, is found on a pair of appliques in the Mobilier National, reproduced in E. Dumonthier, Les bronzes du Mobilier national: bronzes d’éclairage et chauffage, Paris, , pl. 27, no. 4.
An identical set of four was sold Sotheby’s New York, 13-15 October 1983, lot 307, and then Christie’s New York, 21 October 2005, lot 311. They were subsequently with Richard Redding Antiques, Zurich.