A pair of ormolu and patinated bronze candelabra for three lights, in the manner of Friedrich Bergenfeldt circa 1800.
Each candelabra with a vase-form body issuing curved acanthus decorated candle arms terminating in swan heads with a candleholder, the vase centered by a third. The square base decorated with Zeus, “Father of Gods and men” from the ancient Greek religion and with a crescent and a star.
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.