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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A GILT-COPPER AND ENAMEL PRICKET CANDLESTICK

    LIMOGES, SECOND HALF 13TH OR EARLY 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-COPPER AND ENAMEL PRICKET CANDLESTICK
    LIMOGES, SECOND HALF 13TH OR EARLY 14TH CENTURY
    The pricket above a spreading hexagonal base with enamel decoration depicting the symbols of the four evangelists and twice with the monogram 'IHS' below a crown; minor losses and wear
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    In the exhibition on Limoges enamels in 1995/6, the entry on a set of six pricket candlesticks with circular bases refers to the more common type - such as the present example - which displays a conical, hexagonal base. See Paris and New York, Musée du Louvre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23 Oct. 1995 - 22 Jan. 1996 and 5 Mar. - 16 Jun. 1996, Enamels of Limoges 1100-1350, no. 135, p. 380.

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