Lovely Antique French Silver Candelabra Pair by Hénin & Vivier.
This lovely pair of candelabras are worked in the Louis XVI Style.
They rest on a pedestal decorated with ribbon wrapped reeds and a wreath delicately carved with silver pearls
The column shaped shafts support two light arms which are carved with acanthus leaves, and show on the bobèches the same silver pearl line.
The Central Finial takes the shape of a beautifully worked Pine Cone.
The double lights arms can be removed , as shown on the photographs, transforming the pair into classic candlestick.
They are absolutely beautiful on a dinner table, not too tall, yet tall enough to convey the perfect ambiance light!
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title – 1838 -1911 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Maîtres Orfèvres & Viver. It shows an H the sign & and a V topped by a rosebud branch and a star underneath the letters.
The Mark was registered on 1891 and canceled on 1896.
Their workshop was located 77 rue des Archives in Paris.
Interestingly they also bear the name of Leon Lapar, so they might have been a collaboration of just taken over from Lapar.