28 - 29 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 12,500
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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With Kenneth Neame, Mount Street, London.