Attributed to Friedrich Bergenfeldt, possibly after a design by Andrei Voronikhin.
ST.Petersburg circa 1805.
A pair of unusual and high quality candlesticks. Each with a turned and tapering shaft decorated with interlaced dolphins centered by a trident. The shaft surmounted with three swans on a watery plinth. Each candlestick with a round base decorated with palmettes and classical masks.
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.