An Impressive Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze Figural Torchère
French, Circa 1890.
Height: 220 cm / 87 inches
Width: 62 cm / 24 inches
Depth: 52 cm / 20 inches
An Impressive Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze Figural Torchère by Goelzer Poumaroux, Paris.
Signed to the plinth ‘A. GOELZER & POUMAROUX, PARIS’.
This impressive chased and patinated bronze torchère is modelled as a child therm figure holding aloft a vase decorated with floral garlands, issuing a thirteen-light candelabrum with scrolling arms. The figure is raised on a tapering square section volute support with trailing foliate decoration and finely cast lion heads. The base has four scrolling acanthus feet put down on a lobed plinth.
Éditions du Génie Civil et de la Métallurgie Tour Palerme., 1880, Vol 1; p. 375.