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A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND BRONZE WALL APPLIQUE, of Louis XV style, each of three lights and stamped E. MOTTHEAU/PARIS, with a twin-handled laurel-festooned urn finial above a tapering fluted backplate with laurel swags, the three scrolled fluted arms with foliate-cast fluted nozzles and drip-pans and acanthus-cast stems,

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A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND BRONZE WALL APPLIQUE, of Louis XV style, each of three lights and stamped E. MOTTHEAU/PARIS, with a twin-handled laurel-festooned urn finial above a tapering fluted backplate with laurel swags, the three scrolled fluted arms with foliate-cast fluted nozzles and drip-pans and acanthus-cast stems,
terminating with a berry-cast finial (fitted for electricity), late 19th/20th Century
22½in. (57cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

Designed in the Louis XV 'antique' manner of about 1770, this pattern of light with sacred-urn on herm-pedestal, enriched with poetic laurels, relates to designs by Jean Louis Prieur, designer, sculptor and bronze founder. (See H. Ottomeyer, Vergoldete Bronzen, vol. 1, Munich 1986, no. 3.5.3.)
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