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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN COMPOSITION STONE TORCHERES

    CIRCA 1840, IN THE MANNER OF PIRANESI

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN COMPOSITION STONE TORCHERES
    CIRCA 1840, IN THE MANNER OF PIRANESI
    The top carved with egg and dart on a fluted base elaborately carved with floral swags, acanthus leaves and rams' heads, on a pedestal base, one distressed
    55 in. (139.6 cm.) high (2)


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    These flower-festooned candelabra with festive bacchic ram and lion masks, provided decorative antique ornament for conservatories etc., and were popularised by 19th Century publications such as N.L.
    Durand's, Autels, Répieds, Candelabres, Lampes, Meubles, Paris, 1802; and H. Moses's, A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi, etc., London, 1814.

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