Lot 16. TWO ORMOLU-MOUNTED HÖCHST FAYENCE WALL LIGHTS (BLAKERS) MADE...

Starting price:$ 150 000
Auction date:14.10.2020   10:00 UTC -04:00
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Lot 16 | TWO ORMOLU-MOUNTED HÖCHST FAYENCE WALL LIGHTS (BLAKERS) MADE...
TWO ORMOLU-MOUNTED HÖCHST FAYENCE WALL LIGHTS (BLAKERS) MADE FOR JOHANN FRIEDRICH KARL VON OSTEIN, ELECTOR OF MAINZ

1748-49, BLUE-GREY WHEEL MARK, THE MODELS MOST PROBABLY BY GOTTFRIED BECKER, THE PUCE LANDSCAPES PAINTED BY ADAM FRIEDRICH LÖWENFINCK; THE ROCAILLE FRAME BY JOHANNES ZESCHINGER, THE GILT BRONZE CANDLE ARMS OF SIMILAR DATE

Each richly rocaille-molded with shells centering a shaped cartouche painted with a landscape in monochrome puce, one featuring an escarpment with trees and a house at the right, boats in a harbor below at the left; the other with a fortress built into a cliff, a lone figure standing by a tree on the far side of the moat; each scene framed within molded C-scrolls, the central vein of the scroll at the right expanding into the head of a bird of prey issuing from grasses, the outer edge of that at the left as a winged dragon, the gilt bronze candle arm and nozzle pinned into the center of a shell below the painted scene

27 7/8 in. (70.7 cm.) high, the slightly taller; 19 1/8 (49 cm.) wide

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