6 December 2007
A PAIR OF ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SOUTH GERMAN
Each modelled with an ostrich egg and simulating a standing ostrich holding scrolled foliate-cast branches in its beak, with conforming drip-pans and nozzles, on a naturalistically-cast rockwork base, with a concealed serpent amidst foliage
Each: 25¼ in. (64 cm.) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide; 7 in. (18 cm.) deep (2)
With Didier Aaron & Cie, Paris, April 1985.
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The estimate for this lot is £10,000-15,000, not as stated in the catalogue.
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