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    Sale 7466

    Le Goût Steinitz, III

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 344

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    CIRCA 1740, POSSIBLY NORTH ITALIAN

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    CIRCA 1740, POSSIBLY NORTH ITALIAN
    Each with foliate and rockwork-cast backplate issuing scroling foliate and leaf-wrapped branches decorated with a winged dragon and terminating in vase-shaped foliate nozzles and acanthus-cast drip-pans
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high; 10½ in. (27 cm.) wide (2)


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    A closely related pair of Louis XV dragon wall-lights, in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, n. 64/9, is illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, vol. I, p. 138, fig. 2.11.3. Another related pair, possibly German, was sold at Christie's London, 17 June 1987, lot 3, while another pair was sold from the Patiño Collection at Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1 November 1986, lot 50.

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