A pair of Empire patinated and gilt bronze candlesticks

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Lot 14
A pair of Empire patinated and gilt bronze candlesticks

Sold for £ 14,375 (US$ 17,771) inc. premium
The selected contents from the Estate of Veronica, Dowager Countess of Lucan (1937-2017)
A pair of Empire patinated and gilt bronze candlesticks
Each with a figure representing the God Osiris on one side, and the bull Apis on the other holding a palmette sconce standing on a polished slate plinth base
10cm wide x 10cm deep x 28cm in diameter (3 1/2in wide x 3 1/2in deep x 11in in diameter).

Footnotes

  • The bi-frontal figure of Osiris and Apis is after a Roman Egyptian marble group made during the reign of Hadrian which is now held in the Gregorian Egyptian Museum at the Vatican after it was discovered during excavations in 1736 during the papacy of Benedict XIV.
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A pair of Empire patinated and gilt bronze candlesticks
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