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March 21 — 26, 2020
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LOT 404

Lot 404

Pair of North Italian Renaissance Bronze Armourial Pricket Candlesticks, 16th or early 17th century

Pair of North Italian Renaissance Bronze Armourial Pricket Candlesticks, 16th or early 17th century
Lot 404 Details
Pair of North Italian Renaissance Bronze Armourial Pricket Candlesticks, 16th or early 17th century

each modelled with a unicorn standing astride a Solomonic column surmounted by six lions supporting an urn form pricket cup and with unidentified family coat of arms on rectangular base having angelic head and wings feet
height 22.4 in — 57 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $40,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Provenance:

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.
Collection of Elwood B. Hosmer, Montreal, thence by descent through the family
Purchase June 1, 1940, $1,200, from:
French and Company, New York
Collection of Baron Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild
Collection of Mortimer L. Schiff
dall'Acqua Family, Venice

CONDITION DETAILS

In good condition with some expected surface wear to high points and minor loss to patination on one of the unicorns noses.

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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