28 January 2015
A PAIR OF BRONZE CANDLESTICKS
VENETIAN, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY
Each with cartouches inscribed CX
6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high
Sotheby's, New York, 26-27 January 2000, lot 63.
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M. Schwartz, ed., European Sculpture from the Abbott Guggenheim Collection, New York, 2008, p. 31, no. 7.
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