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25 June 2019 | 10:30am

Fine Sculpture, Early Works of Art and Garden Ornament

Lot 22

A pair of Venetian bronze candlesticks

Estimate £300 - £500 + fees

A pair of Venetian bronze candlesticks, second half 16th century, the sockets cast as three handled urns with swagged grotesques, above acanthus cast drip pans, on domed bases relief cast with further grotesque masks and festoons

12cm high, 14cm diameter


Cf. W. Bode, The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance, M.A.S. de Reinis, New York, 1980, Plate CXXIV for a similar candlestick held at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, and another at the Bargello in Florence

Also Irene Martin (Ed.), The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Renaissance and Later Sculpture, Sotheby's Publications, 1992, p176, fig.2, a pair cited from the Frick Collection, New York and identified as workshop of Gaspare Macri, Brescia, mid 16th century

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