A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH A SULTAN AND SULTANA, MID-18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH A SULTAN AND SULTANA, MID-18TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH A SULTAN AND SULTANA, MID-18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH A SULTAN AND SULTANA, MID-18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:12,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

A PAIR OF LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH A SULTAN AND SULTANA, MID-18TH CENTURY


each with a porcelain figure of a Sultan and Sultana, holding a large base with detachable openwork gilt top, set within two gilt-bronze bases pierced with trellis, extending around foliate vines into three candelabra with colourful soft-paste porcelain flowers


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33cm. max. height

30cm. max. diam. 

Condition Report

Both in general good condition, one with a loose porcelain flower, one stem appears to be missing a porcelain flower, some of these flowers with some dirt encrustation, small chip to a petal, repairs, remnants of wax drip, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

Please note that the ormolu is datable to the 19th rather than 18th century.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

These porcelain figures were likely modelled to designs after Johann Joachim Kändler, circa 1740-50, whilst the ormolu mounts are mid-eighteenth century, probably French or German. Similar porcelain figures modelled by Kändler can be found in the RISD museum (inv. no. 37.086, 37.084 and 37.087).


For more on Meissen figures like this see H. Williams Turquerie: An Eighteenth Century European Fantasy, Thames & Hudson, London, 2014, p.174.

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