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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE TWIN-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    AFTER THE MODEL BY CLODION, CIRCA 1820-40

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE TWIN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    AFTER THE MODEL BY CLODION, CIRCA 1820-40
    Each with bacchic putto holding aloft two spirally fluted cornucopiae, on a circular fluted rockwork plinth and a square base, fitted for electricity
    15 ¾ in. (40 cm.)


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    Although the bronzier responsible for these candelabra remains unrecorded, the model itself enjoyed enormous success in both the 18th and 19th Centuries and shares much in common with the oeuvres of the sculpteurs Claude Michel, dit Clodion and Louis Félix de la Rue (H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol.1, p.210, no.XXVIII).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FORMED BY R. W. SYMONDS FOR MR. & MRS. JACK STEINBERG (LOTS 73 & 124)