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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 319

    A SET OF FOUR FRENCH ORMOLU FIVE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR FRENCH ORMOLU FIVE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a putto term figure holding two scrolling branches, one with three candle-holders, the other with two, with foliate drip-pans, the term's base decorated with vines, fitted for electricity
    27 in. (68.5 cm.) high (4)


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    A variation of the present model described as modèle à enfant terme is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (ill. in P. Verlet, Les Bronzes dorés français du XVIIIè siècle, p. 89, fig. 92), and a closely related pair is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (ill. F.J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, vol. III, New York, 1970, p.75, figs. 307a and b). Further related examples include a pair sold anonymously, Sotheby's, 19 April 2007, lot 30 ($11,400 including premium), a further pair sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 28 October 2003, lot 96, and another sold more recently, anonymously, Christie's, London, 29 September 2005, lot 125.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1982, lot 29.