• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 284

    A CHELSEA 'BIRDS IN BRANCHES' CHAMBER-CANDLESTICK

    CIRCA 1760, GOLD ANCHOR MARK

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHELSEA 'BIRDS IN BRANCHES' CHAMBER-CANDLESTICK
    CIRCA 1760, GOLD ANCHOR MARK
    Modelled as two finches with puce and yellow plumage, perched on a divided bough and admiring their fledglings in a nest, applied with coloured flowers and foliage, on a quatrefoil mound applied with a sheep and flowers, edged with puce feuilles-de-choux, the reverse with a branch carrying handle
    7¼ in (18.4 cm.) high


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