A large French patinated bronze figural torchere circa 1884 by Lacarriere Frères Delatour & Cie, Paris
Lot 176
A large French patinated bronze figural torchère circa 1884 by Lacarriere Frères Delatour & Cie, Paris
Sold for £18,000 (US$ 28,166) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large French patinated bronze figural torchère circa 1884
by Lacarriere Frères Delatour & Cie, Paris
the figure of Cupid with his drapery tied with a ribbon around his waist falling to the ground, holding a torch covered in trailing roses, on a circular base, dark brown patination, inscribed Lacarriere Fres Delatour & Cie Bronzier Paris 1884, with frosted glass flame shade, the gas fitting now with an electric nozzle, 137cm high (53.5" high) excluding glass shade

Footnotes

  • The firm Lacarrière, founded in Paris in 1825, specialized in bronze lighting. They participated in major exhibitions and were awarded a medal in the 1851 Great Exhibition. In the 1870s they delivered the impressive chandelier for the Opera Garnier.

    A torchere of similar form but of smaller size with two winged putti was sold by Bonhams and Butterfields, L.A, 8th November 2009, lot 1048 ($30,500).

    Literature:
    - Bernard Metman, La petite sculpture du XIXe siècle, Les éditeurs Paris, 1989, p.200.
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