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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    A VENETIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VENETIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    With an arched plate engraved with the figure of Hercules headed by scrolls and foliage in a narrow moulded giltwood frame surmounted by a small shell, formerly with candle-branches
    30½ in. (77 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide


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    This triumphal arched sconce celebrates Roman virtue and evokes the poetic concept of abundance through labour. The heroic club-bearing Hercules is crowned by a floral baldachino incorporating 'Apollo' laurels and sunflowers. The figure was popularly associated with Ceres, harvest Goddess of Plenty, who was depicted on another sconce from the same set, sold Christie's London, 17 January 2005, lot 114.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jeremy, 18 February 1985 (a set of three).