Pair of six-light silvered bronze candelabra by Christofle

By Christofle (French, active from 1830)


Replete with foliate decorative elements, this charming pair of candelabra by the renowned maker Christofle features sweet putti on the stems.


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This set of two silvered-bronze candelabra was made by the renowned silverware manufactory Christofle. Established by Charles Christofle in 1830, the company is known for having introduced electrolytic gilding and silver plating to the world of metalwork. The manufactory continues to create impressive silverware for the contemporary luxury market.

Crafted in the Rococo style, the candelabra are mounted upon circular bases with openwork grapevine feet. The bases are decorated with wheat sheaves, as well as oval cartouches inscribed with the letters ‘PGZ’ – likely the initials of the individual for whom the candelabra were made.

The stems – which are carved to imitate a tree trunk – are each applied with a sculpted putto. The first perches atop a protruding branch as he grabs the hanging grape vine above him, holding a cup with his left hand. The second holds a bird in his left hand, and a bird nest in his right. Both cherubs are remarkably life-like even in their small form, speaking to the skill of the manufactory.

From the upper sections of the stems extend six vine-wrapped branches, which are topped with bell-shaped capitals engraved with a geometric design. The branches are foliate capped, and similar petaled designs surround the upper part of the stem in layers. The candelabra are topped with flower-cluster finials.

The candelabra are stamped ‘CHRISTOFLE’ on the bases, as well as with a manufactory stamp and inventory number.

These superb decorative wares would be the perfect framing pair for an interior space.


Artist / Maker
By Christofle (French, active from 1830)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Silvered bronze
Metallic, Silver


67 cm / 26.4 inches
37 cm / 14.6 inches


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