Barbedienne Bronze Candelabra After Michelangelo's Dying Slaves
Our magnificent candelabra from Barbedienne, circa 1880s, feature the patinated figures of The Rebellious Slave and Dying Slave after Michelangelo, and eight gilt bronze candle arms emanating from rectangular Roman columns, set upon rouge marble bases on gilt bronze toupe feet. Approximately 35 in (89 cm) in height.
Carved from marble by Michelangelo circa 1510-1513, the Rebellious Slave and Dying Slave reside in the collection of the Louvre.
Each in good condition with some rubbing wear, scratches to the patina, resoldered candle arm, and chip losses to the marble on each, and a small area of verdigris on the rear, bottom of the Rebellious Slave patinated figure.
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