"Lacarrière Delatour & Cie Paris Fondeur Candelabre Bronze 4 Lights Lacarriere Paris Circa 1890"Important gilded and gilded bronze candelabra signed Lacarrière place Vendôme 4 fires, central shaft ended by a flaming torch. Circa 1890 Dimensions Height 51 cm Width 35 cm Base diameter 15.3 cm Weight approx. 5.7 kg LACARRIERE, FONDEUR. The art of lighting takes a new turn with the industrialization of gas, then the birth of electricity. The flares fill salons and cities. Parisian apartments began to be electrified from 1890, but this remained a luxury for a long time. Lacarrière created in 1825 a factory at 3 bis, rue Sainte-Elisabeth. Simple craftsman, he specializes and excels in the application of bronze in lighting fixtures. He obtained an honorable mention in 1839, in 1839, a bronze medal and in 1844, a silver medal for a large triangular foot candelabrum, prefiguring the one presented at the London World's Fair in 1862. He also participated in the chandelier design for the Queen's Theater in London. From 1851 to 1870, he changed his name several times. Lacarrière, Delatour et Cie (active in 1870) melted and chiseled most of the lampposts, candelabra and chandeliers of the Paris Opera, including that of the hall, designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Opera, and modeled by Corboz. At the 1878 World's Fair, the catalog reminds us that "their exhibition bears witness to great skill and a very pure taste in the bronzes of lighting intended for private homes". Finally, we owe them the 14 monumental candelabra of the Alexandre III bridge in Paris; a real feat at the time, since the largest of these pieces weighs 667 Kgs, for a height of 4.50 m and a diameter of 4.70 m. Bibliography: Catalog of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1878. The world of bronzes, Yves Devaux, Ed Pygmalion, Paris, 1978, p. 278. "The small sculpture in the nineteenth century. Publishers ", Bernard Metman, Archives of French Art, 1989, t. XXX, p. 200.