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A pair of anglo-indian carved ivory candlesticks murshidabad, late 18th century
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À propos de l'objet

In the form of gadroon-carved urns with pierced ornament, carved for glass hurricane shades, on guilloche-carved circular columns ornamented with garlands of husks, raised on leaf-carved atheniennes on a circular bead-carved plinth within a collar of carved ivory foliage, raied on a triform platform carved with husks and surmounted by urns on fluted supports
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condition

Generally these beautiful candlesticks are in extremely good condition. The drip pan on one candlestick is slightky burnt and chipped consistent with a candle having been allowed to burn right down. There are some very minor chips to one support on the base. The other candlestick has a cracked and repaired scroll leaf support on the plinth. "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."

dimensions

50cm. high; 1ft 7 ¾ in. (excluding glass hurricane shades)

literature

Illustrated Edward Lennox-Boyd, Masterpieces of English Furniture, The Gerstenfeld Collection, 1998, London, pl.62, p.223. pl. and pl.109, p.145. Comparative Literature N. Goodison, `William Chambers`s Furniture', Journal of the Furniture History Society, 1990, vol. XXVI, p.67-89. Amin Jaffer, Furinture from British India and Ceylon, A Catalogue of the Collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, 2001, pp.238-261.

provenance

By repute : Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Given by him to his nephew Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, (1808-1873), who married Doña María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox-Portocarrero de Guzmán y Kirkpatrick, 16th Countess of Teba and 15th Marquise of Ardales in 1853 and who also became Emperor Napoleon III in 1853. Subsequently acquired by Charles F. Lumb who acquired the yacht, `Thistle', circa 1914 which had belonged to Empress Eugènie. The yacht was presented by Mr Lumb to the Admiralty for service in the First World War, the furnishings including the ivory orb ornaments being returned to Mr Lumb. They passed to Charles Lumb`s daughter, Mrs Margarita E.Gordon. Anonymous sale, Phillips London, 12 February 1980, lot 135. Acquired from Michael Hogg, London by S. Jon Gerstenfeld.


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