A pair of Setter bronze candlesticks by Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894)
A pair of bronze candlesticks, the stems decorated with Setter dog heads and bases with running dogs by frieze by Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894). Signed at the base “J Moigniez”. French, circa 1880.
Moigniez gained recognition for his modelling skills in 1862 when he was presented with a medal at the Great Exhibition held in London. Moigniez's original patinas and methods of gilding are particularly evident in his lifetime works, which were cast in a foundry opened by his father, a metal gilder by trade. After Moigniez death, the foundry, later headed by August Gouge, continued to cast the artist's work into the beginning of the 20th century. Susse Freres also produced posthumous works by Moigniez.
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