French Empire Candelabra in the Form of Nike

No. R16813

Superb French Empire bronze three light candelabara in the form of Nike holding a pair of cornucopia ending in leafy nozzles, a twin handled urn terminating in a leafy nozzle issuing from her head, on a rectangular plinth with lyre and anthemion motif, above a leaf cast base on disc feet.

All the gold is the original fire gilt.
This is a process of mixing mercury and powdered gold to form an amaglam - which when mixed to form a heavy cream form mixture - is painted onto a very clean brass surface.  When the objust is completely covered it is placed in an oven and the mercury boils off leaving a solid gold surface.

Nike is the goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon.  Nike is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins.

  • OriginFrench
  • CircaEarly 19th Century
  • MaterialBronze
  • Height19 1/2 in
  • Width9 in
  • Depth4 1/2 in
  • Price$5,850.00
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French Empire Candelabra in the Form of Nike - R16813

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