Gian Gerolamo Grandi

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Gian Gerolamo Grandi
(Italian, 1508–1560)

Pair of Pricket Candelabra, ca. 1520–50

AZ035.1: 33 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches (860 x 310 mm)
AZ035.2: 33 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (840 x 320 mm)


Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1904 and 1906

Item description: 

Grandi belonged to a prominent family of sculptors who worked in the Veneto, the region surrounding Venice, and was known especially for his intricate bronzes. The base of each candelabrum is decorated with sphinxes. While one bears the winged man symbolic of St. Matthew, the other holds the ox representing St. Luke.