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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 232

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE TWO-BRANCH CANDELABRA

    AFTER CLODION, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE TWO-BRANCH CANDELABRA
    AFTER CLODION, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled with a putto supporting two cornucopiae with foliate-cast nozzles, above a fluted columnar and laurel wreath plinth and square base
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) square, the base (2)


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    This model of candelabra is generally associated with the oeuvre of the sculptor Claude Michel, dit Clodion, and enjoyed enormous success in both the 18th and 19th Century. A closely related pair was purchased by a Mr. Fortnum in London in 1852 from the collection of Léopold I, King of the Belgians, and is now at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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