• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5685

    Christie's Interiors

    2 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 200

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE CANDLESTICKS

    AFTER MEISSONIER, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE CANDLESTICKS
    AFTER MEISSONIER, 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a baluster shaft decorated with two putti resting on cartouches
    12 in. (30 cm.) high (2)


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    The model for these candlesticks derives from a design by Juste-Aurle Meissonnier (1675-1750), illustrated P. Fuhring, Juste-Aurle Meissonnier, Un gnie du rococo, Turin, 1999, p. 319. The design, dated 1728, was originally intended to be executed in silver, but prooved so popular it was soon also executed in ormolu and porcelain

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