A Pair of Magnificent, Bronze Doré Wall Lights
Cast by Victor Paillard, signed with “VP”.
Exceptionally large pair of masterly cast, gilded, and five-branched wall lights. Richly decorated with Acanthus leaves, wine grapes, and on top centered by a flute playing Putto with a fish body. The back plate very finely decorated with grapes and wine leaves.
A wonderful Bronze Doré work, manufactured by a real master.
Victor Paillard (1805 – 1886) was one of the most distinguished bronze casters in Paris during the second half of the 19th Century. He exhibited at the major international exhibitions, such as the Fine Arts & Industry Exhibition in 1839 in Paris and at The Great Exhibition 1851 in London. Especially renowned for his work at the Salon du Congrès and Salon de L’Horloge at Quai D’Orsay, the French foreign Ministry.