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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS AFTER THE MODEL BY GIAN-BATTISTA PIRANESI OF ANTIQUE DESIGN
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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS AFTER THE MODEL BY GIAN-BATTISTA PIRANESI OF ANTIQUE DESIGN

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS AFTER THE MODEL BY GIAN-BATTISTA PIRANESI OF ANTIQUE DESIGN
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Supported by winged lions on triangular plinth bases, each with soldered join above the swans
16 in. (40.5 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

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, and 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) It also featured in the catalogue issued around 1900 by Jacopo Chiurazzi & Sons of Naples.

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