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A pair of lacquered bronze Chinese figures mounted as twin-branch candelabra


Turin, c. 1740-50

Mounts: Bronze, chased, gilded
Figures: bronze, patinated with polychrome lacquer finish
H. 36 cm (14¼ in.), w. 25 cm (9¾ in.)

Description

Literature

Umberto Chierici, Torino, il Palazzo Reale (Turin 1969), figs. 22 and 23

Hans Huth, Lacquer of the West (Chicago, 1971)

Angela Griseri, “Francesco Ladatte: un protagonista dello stile Luigi XV”, in Alvar Gonzales-Palacios (ed.), Antologia di Belle Arti: Studi sul Settecento III (Turin 2003), p. 49, fig. 6

Mario Tavella, “Due coppie di appliques in bronzo dorato di Francesco Ladatte”, in Antologia di Belle Arti: Studi sul Settecento III (Turin 2003), p.  53

E. Colle, A. Griseri and R. Valeriani, Bronzi decorativi in Italia (Milan 2001), cat. no. 36, p. 110

“The Alberto Bruni Tedeschi Collection To benefit the Virgini Bruni Tedeschi Foundation: Furniture, Old Master Paintings and Works of Art From the Castle of Catagneto Po, near Turin, and from other French Residences”, sale cat. Sotheby’s London, 21 March 2007, Lot no. 86

 

REF No. 971