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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1805, IN THE MANNER OF CLAUDE GALLE

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    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1805, IN THE MANNER OF CLAUDE GALLE
    Each modelled with a circular drip-pan and fluted nozzle, above three classical maiden masks, a smooth stem and three pairs of feet, on a circular palmette-cast foot
    11 in. (28 cm.) high (2)


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    These candlesticks are virtually identical to the '2 paire [flambeaux] à trois têtes' supplied by Claude Galle (1759-1815) to Fontainebleau in 1804. The present candlesticks have very closely relates smooth stems with three priestess's heads but show differences in the nozzles (J.-P. Samoyault, Pendules et Bronzes d'Ameublement entés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, p. 175, no. 155).

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