290. Pair French Ormolu Chinese Porcelain Twin Light Candelabra Kangxi 18th Century

An Exceptionally Fine Quality Pair of French Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted High Glazed Turquoise Porcelain Twin Arm Candelabra of generous proportions and good heavy gauge. 

The Porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722). The Mounts Circa 1780.  

Each modelled as a Buddhist seated Lion seated on a very unusual two tier base with four Ram’s heads and claw feet, supported on toupie ormolu feet, flanked by a pillar below a stunning twin arm Candelabra with a central ornately cast finial and reeded candleholders. The finely chased sconces issuing from twin scrolling arms complete with their original firm fitting drip pans.  

Condition:  Superb condition these pieces have been professionally re-gold plated, no losses to porcelain. Back and front views are similar. 

Height: (entire as shown) 14.5" (36.5cm). Width: (across arms) 9.75" (25cm). Width: (at base) 5.5” (14cm). Depth: (at base) 4.5” (11.5cm).  


Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Provenance: Acquired from Frank Partridge and Sons New York in 1976. 

Sold by Christies New York: Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.