Pair of Rare Regency Ormolu and Bronze Twin Branch “Griffin” Candelabra
Pair of Rare Regency Ormolu and Bronze Twin Branch “Griffin” Candelabra
Pair of Rare Regency Ormolu and Bronze Twin Branch “Griffin” Candelabra
Pair of Rare Regency Ormolu and Bronze Twin Branch “Griffin” Candelabra

Pair of Rare Regency Ormolu and Bronze Twin Branch “Griffin” Candelabra

1800 to 1825 England

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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Each in the form of a finely carved seated griffin supporting twin cornucopiae scroll branches, centred by a baluster finial.

Previously drilled for electricity, the marble bases replaced.

The griffin is a legendary mythical creature, portrayed as being powerful and majestic, with its amalgamation of lion and eagle indicating intelligence, courage, strength and leadership. The griffin was a popular motif in the Regency and Empire period. British architects and designers, fresh from their ‘Grand Tours’ and in keeping with the great interest in classical antiquity shown by the educated classes at this time, were inspired by the art of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. They produced a uniquely British expression that was bold, architectural and sometimes austere. Stylised animals and mythical creatures (such as the sphinx and the griffin) were a popular decorative theme during the Regency period, adding charm and whimsicality to enhance object design. In particular, mythical creatures were fine examples of antiquity, which was so popular during this period. In addition, the taste for the use of mythological subject matter during the Regency period allowed for artistic creativity rather than demanding historical accuracy.

Griffin design: Study for a griffin by Andrey (Andrei) Nikiforovich Voronikhin (1759-1814), circa 1805.
Dimensions
Height 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 17.75 cm (6.99 inches)
Stock Code
6189
Medium
Ormolu and bronze
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Thomas Coulborn & Sons
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