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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 301

    A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED COBALT BLUE PORCELAIN FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED COBALT BLUE PORCELAIN FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Each baluster-form vase applied to the front and back with a foliate swag, flanked by twin entwined-serpent handles, issuing a floral bouquet of leafy candlearms
    31½ in. (80 cm.) high (2)


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    These foliate candelabra are modelled after several 18th century originals. A similar porcelain example, without the garland, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Jones Collection 982A-1882 (see H. Ottomeyer, P. Proschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 259). Clearly a popular design, the snake-handled vase was copied throughout the 19th century.

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