Maker: attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire (girandoles) and Louis-Stanislas Lenoir-Ravrio, Pierre-Victor Ledure & Hemon (clock) respectively
Date: Paris circa 1810 (girandoles) or 1831 (clock)
Technique: Bronze and marble
Dimensions: each H 94, W 28, D 28 cm (girandoles) & H 72, W 52, D 23 cm (clock)
Two girandoles with six-flame candelabra top supported by Victoria figures; Nike/Viktoria made of black patinated bronze in unusual design with hair ribbons and dragonfly wings, candelabra made of fire-gilded bronze ornamentally designed and finely worked, base made of yellowish Siena marble with fire-gilded applications, base of globe decorated with leaves and vines.
French pendulum with half-hour strike made of yellowish Siena marble with fire-gilded applications and fully plastic figure of Scipio Africanus sitting in the ruins of Carthage made of patinated bronze, clock with guilloché fire-gilded dial, blued steel hands and bezel in the shape of laurel wreath.
Literature: Gilded Bronze, Klinkhardt & Biermann