A Russian pair of ormolu candlesticks, early 19th century.
In ormolu and patinated bronze, probably Moscow.
Each candlestick with a patinated faceted tapering steam, decorated with female masks and headed by a lotus and palmette decorated candleholder. A circular spreading base decorated with lotus flowers and centered by a sphere under paw feet.
A pair of identical candlesticks can be found at the Historical Museum in Moscow.