A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN MOUNTED GILT-BRONZE AND TOLE-PEINTE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE PORCELAIN AND MOUNTS, MID-18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN MOUNTED GILT-BRONZE AND TOLE-PEINTE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE PORCELAIN AND MOUNTS, MID-18TH CENTURY
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN MOUNTED GILT-BRONZE AND TOLE-PEINTE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE PORCELAIN AND MOUNTS, MID-18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN MOUNTED GILT-BRONZE AND TOLE-PEINTE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE PORCELAIN AND MOUNTS, MID-18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:8,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN MOUNTED GILT-BRONZE AND TOLE-PEINTE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE PORCELAIN AND MOUNTS, MID-18TH CENTURY


the groups probably modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, one as a huntsman wearing a black tricorn, a blue-lined yellow coat trimmed in black, white breeches and black boots, standing before two brown-spotted running hounds on a mound base applied with colorful flowers and green leaves; the other as a similarly dressed huntsman blowing a gilt horn and surrounded by a seated hound and two others leaping on a similar base; one with visible crossed swords mark in underglaze blue to underside of base; each mounted on an gilt-bronze scrollwork base affixed with tôle peinte branches mounted with porcelain blossoms and terminating in three gilt-bronze foliate candle nozzles; both with crowned C marks.

heights overall 12 ⅛ in. and 11 ⅝ in.

30.8 and 28.1 cm

Condition Report

Typical scattered chips to applied porcelain flowers, some of which probably good replacements.

Rubbing and dirt to surface of bronze, green paint on stems refreshed, scattered losses and surface dust.

One figure group loose and separate. To this figure restoration to extremities including tips of tricorn hat, his dagger restored. element of horn lacking, one hounds ear restored.

The other figure group, each hound with a restored ear, one with tail re-stuck at base. The front tip of figure's hat restored, element in his right hand lacking. 


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.

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

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used non-invasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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