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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1327

    FOUR MEISSEN PORCELAIN ROCOCO CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO EACH, ONE WITH AN OVERGLAZE 4

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR MEISSEN PORCELAIN ROCOCO CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO EACH, ONE WITH AN OVERGLAZE 4
    Almost identically decorated as two pairs, each spiral molded rocaille form, painted with deutcheBlumen, edged in gilt
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    These striking candlesticks, conceived in the high rococo taste and of scrolling molded rocaille form, echo the spirit and sentiment of gilt-bronze examples of the period also found in the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection (such as lots 1264, 1280 and 1303). These Meissen models, brought to life with painted deutscheBlumen, capture the essence of engraved designs published by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier in his Designs for Decorations of Rooms and Ornaments (see T. Strange, An Historical Guide to French Interiors, Furniture, Decoration, London, 1903, p. 270).

    Provenance

    Acquired from Alexandre Popoff, Paris.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.