25 November 2003
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
19th Century, after the design by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
Cast as two putti encircling the rocaille stem, on a similar rocaille base
10½in. (26.5cm.) high (2)
Acquired from Dalva Brothers, New York.
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These candlesticks are based on a design by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, first published in Paris in 1750, folio 8 (reprinted in D. Nyberg, Meissonnier: An Eighteenth-Century Maverick, New York, 1969).
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