A pair of steel candlesticks with gilt-metal mounts

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Tula, circa 1810, the vase-shaped stems raised on square bases, decorated in applied parcel-gilt with clusters of roses and entwined laurel bands, with detachable nozzles. For a similar pair, see the catalogue of the Tropinin Museum, Moscow, compiled by Galina Kropivnitskaya, Muzie V.A. Tropinina i Moskovskikh Khudozhnikov evo vremeni, St Petersburg, 1987, pl.180.