Greek Revival Candelabra After Clodion -- 44 in, 112 cm
Our fabulous pair of Greek Revival patinated metal figural candelabra after Claude Michel (1738-1814), aka Clodion, each approximately 44 inches tall, depict child satyrs in the arms of nymphs holding timbrels and playing flutes. They feature gilt bronze footed pedestals and six candle arms. In good condition. There are some bends to the candle arms and loss to the foot of one nymph.
In Greek mythology satyrs were children of nature with the upper body of a man and legs and tail of a goat and associated with Pan. Joyfull and carefree, they loved wine and women, typically nymphs as in this work, and played gorgeous harmonies on their flutes. Their equivalent characters in Roman mythology are fauns.