Property from a Private Irish Collection
A PAIR OF REGENCY PATINATED BRONZE PEDESTALS, CIRCA 1810
after the Antique, the socle-form top supported by ram’s heads and crossed baton struts with paterae
61.5cm. high, 32cm. diameter; 2ft.¼in., 1ft.½in.
Weighty and of wonderful quality. Rubbing and wear to tops as to be expected and generally with minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use throughout. Would benefit from a gentle clean.
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Acquired from Harold Caplin of Merrion Antiques, circa 1960.
For comparable examples, albeit on a larger scale, see the gilt-bronze candelabrum sold Sotheby's London, Chatsworth the Attic sale, 5-7 October 2010, lot 484 and a pair of patinated bronze torchères sold Christie's London, The Barratt Collection from Crowe Hall, Bath, 16 December 2010, lot 11.