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LOT 1642

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,470 - 11,840
USD ($) 10,210 - 12,770

MEDIEVAL ROMANESQUE CANDLESTICK WITH GRIFFINS
11TH-12TH CENTURY AD
5 3/4" (451 grams, 14.5cm).

A bronze tripod candlestick comprising a domed triangular base with claw feet, openwork body formed as three pairs of griffins biting a surrounding band with incised borders; each griffin with billeted neck and leg, teardrop wing with feather detailing, arched back and facing D-shaped head with lentoid eyes, pricked ears, T-shaped muzzle; fleur-de-lys scroll between each pair of legs; with 15th century replacement stem and hexagonal-section socket.

PROVENANCE:
From the private collection of a German gentleman; formerly in a private collection; acquired prior to 2005.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Zarnecki, G., Holt, J. & Holland, T. English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, London, 1984, item 249 for type. For a similar candlestick see The British Museum, accession number 1878,1101.90.

CONDITION