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A pair of Louis XVI period ormolu sconces with rams
Ref : 111872
27 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Dans le goût de Quentin-Claude Pitoin
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Gilt bronze
Dimensions :
l. 15.35 inch X H. 18.5 inch
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A pair of Louis XVI period ormolu sconces with rams

In the style of Quentin-Claude Pitoin

In finely chased bronze, the shaft adorned with laurel garlands and a ram's head. The ensemble surmounted by a covered pot with three S-shaped arms decorated with acanthus leaves.

Quentin-Claude Pitoin (circa 1725-1777) was awarded the title of Master Sculptor at the Académie de Saint-Luc on 14 June 1752. He was the first in his family to abandon wood for the bronze trade, taking over from his father-in-law in 1763 as supplier to the Garde-meuble de la Couronne. He used the prestigious matt gilding technique.

In addition to their decorative role, the rams here play a functional role in supporting the architectural language of sconces.

Our model is similar to a pair of sconces attributed to Quentin-Claude Pitoin in the Louvre (OA 5190 2).

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Wall Lights & Sconces Louis XVI