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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A MATCHED PAIR OF ANGLO-DUTCH BLUE GLASS AND MIRRORED GIRANDOLES

    ONE WILLIAM AND MARY, CIRCA 1690, THE OTHER PROBABLY LATER

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    A MATCHED PAIR OF ANGLO-DUTCH BLUE GLASS AND MIRRORED GIRANDOLES
    ONE WILLIAM AND MARY, CIRCA 1690, THE OTHER PROBABLY LATER
    With lead-framed shaped bevelled backplates cast with scrolls and edged with blue glass panels, each with a later silvered branch, nozzle and drip-pan, one with paper label inscribed 'ORIGINAL', and both inscribed '2780', slight differences in the decoration
    Each 20 in. (51 cm.) high; 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide (2)


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    These sconces are designed in the Louis Quatorze Roman manner with mirrored vase-tablets etched with palms and foliage, while their mosaiced borders are coloured in Venetian fashion with blue Venus shell-scalloped crestings . With their French-fashioned filigreed borders of silvery tin, they relate to the metal-framed mirrors, such as those executed at the Stockholm workshops established in 1674 by the Bremen sculptor and cabinet-maker Burchard Precht (d.1738).

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