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Details & Cataloguing

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German, 12th century
CANDLESTICK WITH AN ANGEL

Provenance

Count Gregory Stroganoff, Rome;
Kenneth Clark OM CH KCB FBA, Lord Clark of Saltwood (1903-1983);
his sale, Sotheby's London, 5 July 1984, lot 127;
private collection, Switzerland

Literature

A. Munoz and Pollack, Pieces de Choix de la collection du Comte Gregoire Stroganoff, Rome, 1912, p. 291 pl. 142;
O. von Falke and E. Meyer, Bronzegeräte des Mittelalters, Berlin, 1935, no. 14, pl. 15, as probably Lombardy, circa 1200

Catalogue Note

The stem is in the form of two addorsed angels enveloped in a pair of wings. A further pair of wings above hold the drip pan, and the tripod base has claw feet and zoomorphic heads at the corners. Compare these heads with those on the foot of the candlestick in the Cluny Museum, Paris, illustrated in Falke and Meyer (op. cit., fig 4). Note also the interlaced scrolls on the earlier (circa 1130) Lower Saxon candlestick foot illustrated in the Zeit der Staufer exhibition catalogue (op. cit., cat. no. 683) and the twin angels on the Mosan crossfoot (ibid, cat. no. 684)

RELATED LITERATURE:
Die Zeit der Staufer, exh. cat. Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, 1977, vol. II, figs. 484 and 485

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