Maison Mottheau Louis XVI Style Bronze Chandelier c1900
Our lovely French ormolu and blue metal chandelier with 12 lights by Mottheau et Fils of Paris dates from circa 1900.
It is formed as a central vase of blue-metal with flaming torch finial and draped with floral and fruit swags, issuing scrolling acanthus branches, some with putti supporting sconces on their heads and suspended from twisted beaded ribbons and a corona mounted with crossed arrows. The arrows are stamped "123" and "EM". Wired and ready for installation.
Mottheau et Fils, known as Maison Mottheau, was a leading bronzier operating in Paris from the last quarter of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century. They cast works of fine and decorative art, and are especially known for their lighting designs.