A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS,
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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS,

19TH CENTURY

Details
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS,
19TH CENTURY
bearing a spurious C Couronné Poinçon
17in. (43cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 12 June 1992, lot 123 [as 18th century].
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 21 October 2005, lot 185.
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Lot Essay

These wall-lights are of identical model to the pair of Louis XV silvered wall-lights at Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin (illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Proschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. II, p.527, fig.3). Although unsigned, these latter wall-lights have been attributed to the fondeur Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (maitre in 1748) on the basis of their close stylistic affinity to a signed pair of wall-lights enriched with stag heads (op.cit., Vol.I, fig.2.2.5).

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