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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 108

    A PAIR OF MINTON TURQUOISE-GROUND THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    CIRCA 1840, INCISED X., RECORDED AS SHAPE NO. 267

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    A PAIR OF MINTON TURQUOISE-GROUND THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    CIRCA 1840, INCISED X., RECORDED AS SHAPE NO. 267
    Based on the Sèvres model by Duplessis for a bras de cheminée, each foliate-molded rocaille backplate issuing berried candle arms in a D-shaped formation, the central arm secured with graduating straps
    17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm.) high (2)


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    A pen and ink drawing in the Minton Ornamental Shape Book identifies the model as shape 267, a 'Sèvres three-light wall bracket'. Although the designs in this ledger are not dated, shape numbers were issued chronologically. 1838-1840 can thus be extrapolated as a production date, an unusually early date for the production of Sèvres copies by the Minton factory. See P. Atterbury and M. Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Suffolk, 1990, p. 184 for the drawing.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION