30 octobre 2009

Four chinoiseries of the M&N Uzal, 19th Century Excellence sold @ Sotheby's London

A pair of rock crystal and gilt-metal candelabra, Paris, attributed to Escalier de Cristal, circa 1890. photo Sotheby's carved as a pair of Buddhistic lions in mirror image, the female with a cub and the male with its foot on a brocade ball. each 32cm. high; 1ft. 1/2in. Est. 25,000—30,000 GBP - Sold 49,250 GBP NOTE: The attribution to Escalier de Cristal is based on a drawing by Henry Pannier in a private collection, which appears to be a design for these candelabra. Pannier took over the business with his brother Georges... [Lire la suite]