18 October 2002
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
In the manner of J.A. Meissonnier, with detachable nozzles, inverted baluster stems and shaped circular feet, cast and chased with swirling rocaille scrolls and flowers, with moths and Viscount's coronet
12in. (30.4cm.) high (2)
Acquired from Lionel Levy, London, as mid-18th Century.
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The form of these candlesticks is based on a drawing by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier which was engraved by Huquier and published in Le Livre de chandeliers de sculpture en argent, folios 31 and 32, plates 73 and 74.
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