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Auction archive: Lot number 8

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CAN...

Estimate
£200,000 - £300,000
ca. US$341,420 - US$512,130
Price realised:
£218,500
ca. US$373,001
Auction archive: Lot number 8

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CAN...

Estimate
£200,000 - £300,000
ca. US$341,420 - US$512,130
Price realised:
£218,500
ca. US$373,001
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE CIRCA 1805
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE CIRCA 1805 Each of exceptional scale and modelled with two adorsed female Muses holding musical instruments and seated on starred orbs, the central stem cast with foliage and berries and surmounted by an athenienne with central nozzle on swan and lion monopodiae supports, flanked by a pair of scrolling branches headed by griffin busts and terminating in roundels cast with griffins in relief, divided by four further branches headed by male masks and flambeau nozzles, on a rectangular base mounted with a relief of Apollo and his chariot flanked by nymphs to the front and niches inset with classical busts to the sides, on recumbent griffin feet, above a plinth base and turned feet 43 ¼ in. (110 cm.) high; 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep

Auction archive: Lot number 8
Auction:
Datum:
10 Jul 2014
Auction house:
Christie's
10 July 2014, London, King Street
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE CIRCA 1805
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA ATTRIBUTED TO CLAUDE GALLE CIRCA 1805 Each of exceptional scale and modelled with two adorsed female Muses holding musical instruments and seated on starred orbs, the central stem cast with foliage and berries and surmounted by an athenienne with central nozzle on swan and lion monopodiae supports, flanked by a pair of scrolling branches headed by griffin busts and terminating in roundels cast with griffins in relief, divided by four further branches headed by male masks and flambeau nozzles, on a rectangular base mounted with a relief of Apollo and his chariot flanked by nymphs to the front and niches inset with classical busts to the sides, on recumbent griffin feet, above a plinth base and turned feet 43 ¼ in. (110 cm.) high; 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep

Auction archive: Lot number 8
Auction:
Datum:
10 Jul 2014
Auction house:
Christie's
10 July 2014, London, King Street
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