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    Sale 5409

    The Sunday Sale - Property of Mrs. Gwen Pethick; Property of a Gentleman and Property of a Gentleman removed from Seisdon Hall, South Staffordshire.

    16 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    A GEORGE IV GILTWOOD AND PAINTED TORCHERE

    CIRCA 1820 AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV GILTWOOD AND PAINTED TORCHERE
    CIRCA 1820 AND LATER
    The moulded circular top supported on an acanthus-wrapped corinthian column above a reverse tapering simulated marble square plinth with leopard head angles and swags of fruit and flowers on lead winged lion paw feet
    43 in. (109 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    The Vatican Museums celebrated marble tripod is recalled by this candelabrum stand, with its foliated pillar on lion-headed altar plinth (see G. B.Piranesi, Vasi, Candelabri etc., 1778; and H. Moses, Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, Candelabra etc., 1814. Two related candelabra, with fruit-garlanded and lion-headed tripod pedestals, were executed by the Exeter carver Charles Cole (fl.1816-4) sold Christies New York, 22 April 1989 lot 143

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    Provenance

    with Great Brampton House Antiques Ltd., Hereford.