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    Sale 12035

    Christie's Interiors

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE THIRTEEN-LIGHT VASE CANDELABRUM ON A GILTWOOD AND EBONISED PEDESTAL

    BY THE BARBEDIENNE FOUNDRY, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF CLODION

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    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE THIRTEEN-LIGHT VASE CANDELABRUM ON A GILTWOOD AND EBONISED PEDESTAL
    BY THE BARBEDIENNE FOUNDRY, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF CLODION
    The ovoid body cast in relief with classical muses and with roaring animal mask handles, supporting an urn issuing a central candle nozzle surrounded by twelve acanthus-cast branches, on a square verde antico base with laurel-cast surround, the pedestal with spreading pediment above a laurel-swagged frieze fronted by a female mask and fluted column, on conforming base, inscribed F.Barbedienne
    40½ in. (103 cm.) high, the candelabrum; 91¾ in. (230 cm.) high overall


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