• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP LAMPS

    SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY TACCA

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP LAMPS
    SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY TACCA
    With simulated porphyry pedestals, adapted into lamps and fitted for electricity, with shades
    28¼ in. (72 cm.) high (2)


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    These figures are inspired by the chained negro slaves adorning the stepped base of the fountain at Leghorn (Livorno), commissioned by Ferdinand I (circa 1615-24) and executed by Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), the celebrated pupil of Giambologna.

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    Provenance

    With Kenneth Neame, Mount Street, London.