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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 399

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT BRONZE CANDLESTICKS

    OF EMPIRE STYLE, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT BRONZE CANDLESTICKS
    OF EMPIRE STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
    Each with tapering shaft headed by Egyptian female herm figures on naturalistically-cast feet above a circular spreading base
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high (2)


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    H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel illustrate a watercolour of circa 1810 with a design for a similar 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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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage