• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 507

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU LARGE THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-CLAUDE DUPLESSIS

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU LARGE THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-CLAUDE DUPLESSIS
    Each boldly cast with berried acanthus and acorns
    26½ in. (67 cm.) high (2)


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    A pair of very closely related three-branch wall-lights attributed to the fondeur-ciseleur Jean-Claude Duplessis, with C couronné poinçoin, is in the Wrightsman Collection at the Metrapolitan Museum, New York (ill. H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, p. 143, no. 2.11.17).

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    Provenance

    Possibly Georges de Batz and Company, 1952.