25 October 2011
MAURICE BOUVAL (1863-1916)
OBSESSION ET RÊVE SUITE OF FOUR CANDELABRA, CIRCA 1898
chased gilt-bronze, on marble plinths
20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) and 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high
signed in the bronze M.Bouval and foundry mark Thiebaut Frères, Paris (4)
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A. Duncan, Paris Salons 1895-1914, Objets D'Art and Metalware, Woodbridge, 1999, Vol. V, p. 126 (similar example illustrated)
The design was exhibited at La Société des Artistes Français, 1898.
A similar pair of candelabra were offered Christie's Les Collections du Château de Gourdon, Paris, 29-31 March 2011, lot 351, realised 75,400 Euros.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
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