Russian Metal Artworks

Paired candlesticks for single candle “Lamplighters”

    Paired candlesticks for single candle “Lamplighters”

    The 1890-1900s

    Naps, Eugene

    Bronze; casting, chasing, patination

    26.0 x 14.0 x 12.5 cm and 26.3 x 14.0 x 12.5 cm

    Signatures (on each): in reserve “ЛIЪП:Е:НАПСЪ”


    Paired single-candle candlesticks from patinated bronze. Each is in the form of cabinet sculpture in the shape of municipal kerosene lantern (candle cup). A ladder with the figurine of lamplighter in apron leaning against the lantern bracket is flat against the stem. One lamplighter is a hand worker in jacket with pockets; cap and boots, with kerosene can in his hands, refuelling a lantern. The other figurine is a street cleaner in fur hat, felt boots and short sheepskin coat, cleaning the lamp glass with cloth. The sculptures are mounted on rectangular stepped profiled socle with cut corners and embossed base imitating pebble pavement and sidewalk edge; wooden poster pillar.