Victorian Bronze Chamber Candlestick in the form of a Griffin, late C19th

£40.00

LOT NUMBER 33

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LOT NUMBER 33

Victorian Bronze Chamber Candlestick in the form of a Griffin, late C19th

This is a very striking bronze chamber stick in the form of a griffin with fine detail to the casting of the face and feathers. The griffin is a well known legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Griffins were known as the guardians of treasures and priceless possessions even in Classical antiquity and were to become familiar elements of heraldry. The choice of this creature as the suppport for a candlestick (the form suggests a chamvber candlestick) cannot be easily explained. Does the griffin here protect its owner in some way? Whatever the answer the result is a striking decorative ensemble which could enhance many a domestic interior.
Size: 19 x 16 cm
Weight: na
Date: 1900
Condition: Very good condition, no issues
Price: £40

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