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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A pair of Louis XV flower porcelain mounted gilt-bronze lanterns, third quarter of the 18th century
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79

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A pair of Louis XV flower porcelain mounted gilt-bronze lanterns, third quarter of the 18th century
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Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Louis XV flower porcelain mounted gilt-bronze lanterns, third quarter of the 18th century
some porcelain flowers later
44cm. high, 23cm. wide; 1ft. 5 1/4 in., 9in.
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Provenance

From a Parisian collection;
Koller, 26 March 2009, lot 1088;
then acquired by the current owner.

Catalogue Note

The marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux specialized in this type of lanterns embellished with porcelain flowers, which he would often sell to the Court. His account books list an abundance of similar lanterns, most of them with porcelain flowers from the Vincennes factory. Interestingly, the fashion of such lanterns spread over the years 1749-1755 (corresponding to the production period of the porcelain flowers by Vincennes).

A related lantern was sold Sotheby's Paris, 27 April 2017, lot 101. In comparison, the present examples are richer and present much detail and refinement in the treatment of the gilt-bronze, with elegant twists on the sides and trellis reminiscent of those found in gardens. Such lanterns were described in the Livre-journal of Lazare Duvaux as "no.1139. - M. DANGÉ, fermier général: Deux lanternes de glace à cinq pans, montées en treillage verni & doré d'or moulu, garnies de branchages & fleurs de Vincennes, avec les chandeliers dorés, à 292 l. pièce" (Lazare Duvaux, Livre-journal de Lazare Duvaux, Vol.2., Paris, 1873, p.126).

Style: Private Collections

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