24 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,000
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each with turned tapering fluted shaft headed by Egyptian female herm figures supporting a stylised leaf-wrapped nozzle and Greek-key decorated drip-pan, on naturalistically-cast feet above a circular spreading base cast with stylised shells
12½ in. (32 cm.) high (2)
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H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel illustrate a watercolour of circa 1810 with a design for a candlestick with such distinctive Egyptian herm-headed stem (H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, vol. I, Munich, 1986, pp. 326, ill. 5.1.7.).
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 65 - 68)