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Candelsticks in the manner of Claude Galle

Paris Circa 1800

 

In ormolu and patinated bronze.

Under a ormolu canopy with swags a patinated  female figure in a Nemes (Egyptian headdress) and a gown. Raised on a circular ormolu base with cast leaf decorations.

 

Bronzier Claude Gallé 1759 – 1815

Claude Gallé started as an apprentice for fondeur Pierre Foy. He took over the workshop in 1788 when Pierre Foy died and built it up to one of the finest in Paris, he worked together with some of the best bronzers of the time.

After the French revolution he continued his work and became one of Emperor Napolen´s favorit bronziers. He supplied bronzes not only for the Emperor and the french aristocracy but also for several Italian Palaces.

Claude Gallés work can be found in some of the best museum collections in the world.

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