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A pair of gilt-bronze wall-lights, possibly Russian, early 19th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 EUR
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A pair of gilt-bronze wall-lights, possibly Russian, early 19th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of gilt-bronze wall-lights, possibly Russian, early 19th century
each with a backplate in the form of a lyre surmounted by griffin heads, centred by a female mask and a sunburst motif issuing two scrolled candlearms, the lower section cast with an eagle above a stylised anthemion with three further scrolled candlearms
Quantity: 2
Haut. 88 cm, larg. 36 cm, prof. 28,7 cm ; height 34 2/3  in., width 14 1/4  in., depth 11 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Sothebys, New York, 7 December 2005, lot 261 (sold 45 000$)

Literature

Igor Sychev, The Russian Chandeliers,1760-1830, P.V.R.B., 2003, p. 144, illustrates a related lyre wall light, circa 1815, in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Also see Igor Sychev, Russian Bronze, Moscow, 2003, p. 217, where he illustrates a related wall light, stated to be French, in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg


Catalogue Note

A related pair of wall-lights with lyre backplate was sold as lot 180, Christie's, Paris, 1st June 2005

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