Pair of candlesticks
H.29 cm - L. 8.2 cm - P. 8.2 cm
Signed below: MAISON MARNYHAC1 RUE DE LA PAIX PARIS
Very pretty pair of bronze candlesticks with brown patina in the spirit of Japaneseism from the second half of the 19th century, probably after a drawing by Edouard Lièvre.
The Society of Artistic Marbles and Bronzes was founded by Charles de Marnyhac in Paris: first on avenue de l'Opéra, then rue de la Paix, it specialized in the production of works of art. Maison Marnyhac won a medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1878. Maison Marnyhac registered its creations with other great designers of this second half of the 19th century, a period during which Japan was a source of inventiveness, such as Barbedienne, Christofle and the 'Crystal Staircase. Marnyhac collaborated with Edouard Lièvre (1828-1886), one of the most creative decorators of the second half of the 19th century.
Maison Marnyhac, pair of candlesticks, 19th century