• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 366

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) CANDLESTICKS WITH ORMOLU DRIP-PANS

    CIRCA 1782, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS, STAR AND II MARKS, GILDER'S B

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) CANDLESTICKS WITH ORMOLU DRIP-PANS
    CIRCA 1782, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS, STAR AND II MARKS, GILDER'S B
    Modelled by Schönheit, after a drawing by Schenau, as fluted gilt columns hung with overlapping garlands of green and gilt berried laurel suspended from a band, above a wreath of oak leaves and moulded ovolo ornament, on spreading circular feet painted with three bouquets of flowers within a band of moulded and gilt overlapping stiff-leaves, the ormolu drip-pans moulded with foliage, scrolls and flowerheads
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    For the design, see T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures, Engraved by Friedrich Elsasser 1785-1792 (London, n.d.), p. 85, no. 94.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF AXEL GUTTMANN, SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS