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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE TORCHÈRE

    CIRCA 1900, POSSIBLY BY THE CHIURAZZI FOUNDRY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE TORCHÈRE
    CIRCA 1900, POSSIBLY BY THE CHIURAZZI FOUNDRY
    Of large size
    105¼ in. (267 cm.) high


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    The splendid candelabrum pattern derives from the Florentine Renaissance bronze vase candelabrum on altar tripod base that was executed in the mid-15th Century by the sculptor Maso di Bartolomeo and is now in the Tuscan Cathedral of Pistoia.

    The Fonderia Chiurazzi in Naples has been in existence since 1860. Since this date the foundry has specialised in the production of copies of bronzes from Pompeii and Herculaneum catering to the demand of Grand Tourists.

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