A set of four French 17th century bronze pique-cierges

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Lot 3
A set of four French 17th century bronze pique-cierges

Sold for £ 1,140 (US$ 1,605) inc. premium
A set of four French 17th century bronze pique-cierges
each with a turned stem terminated by a circular ogeed drip-pan, on a triform stepped base with paw and ball feet, three with a crowned R mark to the base,46.5cm high (18" high). (4)

Footnotes

  • According to Nigel Weekes the crowned R is a French mark associated with the same period as the crowned C (1745-49). It might be found on objects made earlier as they were being presented for sale at that period.

    Literature:

    -Nigel Weekes, "Some observations on the crowned R mark", the Antique Metalware Society Journal, volume 11, june 2003.
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