A pair of Napoleon III ormolu five-light figural candelabra
Cast by Henri Picard, Paris, third quarter 19th century
Each modeled with putti holding nest with birds' eggs and appron with grapes and wine leaves.
Central floral candelabrum and naturalistic scrolled branches, the nozzles as flowers with leaves-cast drip-pans.
On a bronze base with the back stamped H. PICARD and numbererd 3962; each separate piece is stamped H. PICARD.
H. 50.5 cm and 51 cm (20")
The Parisian designer, bronzier and fondeur Henri Picard was famous for creating decorative objects for the petits appartements of Emperor Napoleon III at the Louvre,
and was known for its fine quality production of pièces de table and garnitures de cheminée.