A pair of Russian gilt bronze candelabra in the manner of Friedrich Bergenfeldt, St Petersburg circa 1800.
In gilt and patinated bronze for three candles.
Each candelabra in the form of a standing patinated bronze figure in drapery supporting two amphora shaped vases in each hand issuing two scrolled candlearms. With a campana shaped urn on her head terminating in the shape of flames containing a third candleholder. The rectangular patinated base with gilt decoration of a flaming urn.
Bronzier Friederich Bergenfeldt 1760-1814/22
Friederich bergenfeldt was a German born Bronzier. He may well have worked in Paris before coming to St: Petersburg since his bronzes show a distinct similarity with the work of Parisian Bronzier Claude Gallé. 1801 he was back and working in St: Petersburg. Friederich Bergenfeldt was very productive and with out a doubt one of the finest Bronziers ever to have worked in Russia.
He supplied a numerous of bronzes for the Russian Imperial court and the aristocracy.