Pair of neoclassical style candelsticks in silvered bronze, resting on a round gadrooned base, the fluted tapered shaft, the binet underlined with water leaves, the base and the bobeches decorated with friezes of pearls.
Goldsmith : ODIOT, Paris.
This superb and powerful pair of candelsticks has its original silver plating, of very high quality. These torches are in splendid condition.
Jean-Baptiste-Claude ODIOT (1763-1850) built, during the first quarter of the 19th century, the most prosperous French goldsmith's house and the most frequented by all the European courts of his time. Delivering services and prestigious pieces such as the Sword of the Coronation fo NAPOLÉON, the cradle of the King of Rome or the toilet of Empress Marie-Louise, ODIOT is one of the most illustrious goldsmiths under the Empire and the Restoration.
Since this founding period, the ODIOT house, still in activity, has remained one of the most prestigious and luxurious goldsmith's houses in the world.
The pieces of ODIOT adorn the most important private collections of goldsmiths but also the collections of the most prestigious public institutions in France such as MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, LE MOBILIER NATIONAL, but also abroad such as THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM and the MOMA in New York or the VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM and the BRITISH MUSEUM in London.
Price : on request