Magnificent pair of English Regency figural candlesticks in the manner of Thomas Hope.

Magnificent pair of English Regency figural candlesticks in the manner of Thomas Hope. The patinated bronze vestal maiden in classical dress, superbly modelled, cast and finished stands upon a circular ormolu base decorated at its outer edge with basket weave and within by a circle of milling. The base rises to the pediment on which the vestal stands and this is decorated with a moulding of the same basket weave decoration. Upon her head is an ormolu tasselled cushion on which again is a basket with reeding and a particular baskert weave decoration in squares. On top of the basket is a superb ormolu cornucopia of ormolu flowers and fruit. The patinated bronze and ormolu is entirely original and in excellent untouched condition. The work is of the very best quality. England circa 1800-5. 10.5 inches by 4.25 inches diameter (26.25 cm by 10.625 cm. A candlestick of very similar form can be seen in " Thomas Hope Regency Designer " Edited by David Watkin and Philip Hewat-Jaboor pp 98 and the particular square basket weave decoration is illustrated in the same book on a Paul Storr fruit basket carrying Hope's arms and designed and commissioned by Hope and hallmarked for 1797/8, pp 439.

Stock Number: 5455

Price: £6,750

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