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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

CIRCA 1745-49, STAMPED WITH 'C' COURONNE POINCON

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
CIRCA 1745-49, STAMPED WITH 'C' COURONNE POINCON
Of naturalistic form, later adapted as table lamps, with later drip pans and wood bases, each stamped with the 'C' couronne poincon
The candlesticks -- 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

The 'C' couronne poincon was a tax mark employed on any alloy containing copper between March 1745 and February 1749.
The candlesticks were almost certainly acquired by David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield and 7th Viscount Stormont (d. 1796) in the mid 1770s during his service as George III's ambassador to the court of Louis XVI.

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