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Sale 1904 Lot 136

Impressive Pair of Austrian Silver Figural Candelabra

fourth quarter 19th century, Vienna, by Vinzenz Mayer's Sohne, third standard (.800) silver, each with a figural standard, one depicting Bacchus, the other Ceres, supporting an acanthus calyx fitted with a baluster standard and five scrolling arms, each ending in a vasiform nozzle, all above a waisted circular base with oak branch-mantled classical masques in high relief, raised on three scrolling mascaron feet.
h. 25-3/4"
h. 25-3/4", dia. 14-3/4"; 154.30 total t. oz.

Notes: Bacchus, the god of wine, and Ceres, the goddess of grain, make appropriate subjects for the dining table, and are frequently depicted together in art, inspired by the maxim of Terence: "Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus would freeze" (i.e. without food and wine, love grows cold).

Estimate $6,000-9,000

Sold for $6,875
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