Victory

NW Europe, 16th c.
A very rare pair of signed 16th c. cast brass candlesnuffers depicting the figure of Victory beneath two cherubs crowning her with garlands. The handles are in the form of a male and female caryatid surmounting lion masks. 
Very tip of wick probe missing, with tiny break in one handle. 
7” l.
A similar, but more worn pair without a mark, is pictured in Bangs, The Lear Collection, p. 360, fig. 149 with description on p. 166.

SOLD.