6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN TWIN-BRANCH CANDLEABRA
MID 18TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN FIGURES ASSOCIATED
Each modelled with flowering stems issuing two scrolled foliate candle sconces, surrounding seated Kaendler figures of Harlequin playing bagpipes and Columbine with a hurdy-gurdy, on a serpentine foliate mounted base
Each 10 in. (26 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 5 in. (13 cm.) deep (2)
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A similar figure of Harlequin is illustrated in Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, London, 1987, p.201.
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Acquired from The Ginzburg Collection, Paris.