A pair of early 19th century plaster nodding head figure candelabra Inscribed to the rear 'Greensill 460 Strand' (2)

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Lot 281
A pair of early 19th century plaster nodding head figure candelabra
Inscribed to the rear 'Greensill 460 Strand'

Sold for £ 2,422 (US$ 3,017) inc. premium

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15 Jan 2020, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A pair of early 19th century plaster nodding head figure candelabra
Inscribed to the rear 'Greensill 460 Strand'
Polychrome decorated, modelled as male and female Oriental figures, each with nodding head, holding gilt metal candle holder, 16cm wide, 12cm deep, 38cm in diameter, (6in wide, 4 1/2in deep, (14 1/2in in diameter, (2)

Footnotes

  • Brighton Pavilion contains a number of simliar figures,there has been much discussion as to their origins, Chinese or European. Examples were made in northern Italy and also in London in plaster as well as unfired clay.
    Thomas Greensill is listed as a lamp maker in the Poll Book [June 18th to July 4th, 1818]
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