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Lot 308

A pair of Louis XV ormolu candlesticks, c.1745-49, derived from a design by Juste-Aurèle...

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Lot 308

A pair of Louis XV ormolu candlesticks, c.1745-49, derived from a design by Juste-Aurèle...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 308

Description

A pair of Louis XV ormolu candlesticks, c.1745-49, derived from a design by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, (1675-1750), each stamped with the 'C' couronné poinçon, the palm-wrapped nozzles above baluster stems cast with putti resting on cartouches decorated with fleurs-de-lys, the spreading bases with rocaille shells and C-scrolls, each putto struck with the 'C' couronné poinçon, 32cm high (2)  

Note: The 'C' couronné poinçon was a tax mark employed on any alloy containing copper between March 1745 and February 1749.

The design for these candlesticks is derived from Meissonnier's 1728 drawing illustrated in his 'Chandelier de sculpture en argent inventés', engraved by Louis Desplaces (1682–1739), as figures 10 and 12.  Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier was one of the greatest proponents of the genre pittoresque, now known as the Rococo. The son of a silversmith and sculptor, he moved to Paris in 1718 and went on to succeeded Jean Bérain II as dessinateur de la Chambre et du Cabinet du Roi.  Several related pairs of candlesticks are known, including a pair in the Wallace Collection, London, reproduced in F.J.B. Watson, Wallace Collection Catalogues, 1956, p. 21, nos. F78-79.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT
VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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