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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    Modelled with a parcel-gilt and polychrome-decorated figure of a courtly dressed lady and a gentleman respectively, each with trellis-filled scrolling foliate backplate issuing naturalistically cast branches decorated with porcelain flower heads and supporting foliate-wrapped drip-pans and nozzles, on a C-scroll and foliate-cast base
    9 in. (23 cm.) high; 10 in. (25 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Madame Lucienne Fribourg, sold from her estate, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 19 April 1969, lot 48 (US$ 7,500).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (lot 88 - 93)


    Literature

    G. and R. Wannenes, Les bronzes ornementeaux et les objets montés, Milan, 2004, p. 179.