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, [1910], 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.