• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 255

    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT FIGURAL CANDELABRA
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled with a figure of cupid standing atop a sphere and holding aloft a floral wreath issuing a central fluted candelabrum surrounded by five acanthus-wrapped branches terminating in stiff-leaf nozzles, on a stepped plinth fronted by a relief case plaque of cupid with torch and butterflies, the sides with laurel wreaths, on leaf-cast foot, the drip-pans and branches incised 'LJ'
    34 in. (86 cm.) high (2)


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    Ormolu and patinated bronze pairs of candelabra of this same model were sold Christie's Paris, 13 December 2006, lot 358 (EUR 24,000) and Jean-Marc Delvaux, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 28 June 2002, lot 268 (EUR 20,500).

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    Pre-Lot Text

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