• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    TWO PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU TORCHERES ON SIENA MARBLE BASES

    20TH CENTURY

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    TWO PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU TORCHERES ON SIENA MARBLE BASES
    20TH CENTURY
    In the Empire style, decorated with foliage, swan supports and ram's masks, on three-sided base, variations to design but of identical size and proportion
    76½ in. (193.5 cm.) high, overall (2)


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    The tripod candlesticks are designed in the manner of Roman marble candelabrum as popularised by G.B. Piranesi's, Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Rose, 1778 and H. Mose's, Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, candelabra, Sarcophagi etc., London, 1814. They are inspired by the celebrated Farnese antique tripod, which was brought to Naples in the mid 18th century and featured in R. Gargiulo, Racolta de Mumimenti Pui Intteresant Del R. Museo Barbonico, 1825 (pl.39).