ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER PAIR OF SEVEN LIGHT CANDELABRA, A. AUCOC c1890

ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER PAIR OF SEVEN LIGHT CANDELABRA, A. AUCOC c1890

27,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3584

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century pair of magnificent and exceptional French seven-light candelabra, very large and exceptionally heavy (9590 grams of high-grade solid silver), cast in the Louis XVI style, shaped-scircular reeded bases with acanthus leaves, baluster stem embellished with applied buds, the leaf-embellished branches, complete of all drip-pans, sconces and removable nozzles, the tall central urn embellished with cast drape, fitted with the original flame-shaped snuffer.

Each part is Hallmarked French silver (Minerva's head, 950 standard), Paris, year 1890-1900, Maker's mark for A. AUCOC.

Andre' Aucoc was one of the most celebrated Parisian goldsmiths and jewellers of the 19th century, along with Odiot, Christofle and few others. The firm was founded in the 1830's and its works were shown at French national exhibitions in 1827, 1839 and 1844. Aucoc was also present at the Great World Exhibition in London in 1851, where they won a Prize Medal. Andre' succeeded to his father in 1887, and died in Paris in 1911. This exceptionally fine and heavy candelabra are a fine example of the importance and relevance of the firm in the late 19th century.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No damage. 

SIZE

Height (each): 56.7cm

Width (each): 32.5cm

Combined Silver Weight: 9590g