Barbedienne, Ferdinand (1810-1892) – A pair of bronze candlesticks with crawling snakes towering upwards. The Parisian firm of Ferdinand Barbedienne was a renowned bronze foundry from the middle of the 19th century. Next to their own designs, they also manufactured bronzes by artists such as Antoine Louis Barye (1796-1875) and Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The company was, after his death, continued by his cousin up until 1952. Period: 1890-1895. Height: 26 cms.