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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 212

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN-MOUNTED GREEN TOLE PEINTE THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    PROBABLY PIEDMONT, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN-MOUNTED GREEN TOLE PEINTE THREE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    PROBABLY PIEDMONT, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Modelled as flowering and leafy branches with foliate-cast candle sconces, two nozzles 19th Century
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 17½ in. (45 cm.) wide (2)


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    These wall-lights reflect the fashion at Louis XV's court for trompe l'oeil porcelain flowers, first introduced at the Meissen manufactory in the early 1740's and perfected soon after at Vincennes, which was given its royal charter in 1745 by Louis XV. They embody the amusing rococo concept of creating an eternal spring-time through the artificial means of porcelain flowers whose blooms will never fade.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Maurice Segoura, Paris.


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    A beneficiary of the Estate which consigned this Lot will be bidding.