Pair of Paris (Locré factory) candlesticks with gilt-bronze mounts, circa 1780
Dark blue ground porcelain with gilt-bronze mounts.
Height 19.5 cm.
Crossed swords mark in underglaze blue for the Locré factory.
Many of the Paris porcelain factories produced various imitations of Sèvres in the late eighteenth century. One of Locré’s specialities was the copying of Sèvres monochrome vases and candlesticks, which were mounted in gilt-bronze for the Paris marchands-merciers. We have seen Locré mounted vases this colour, but only candlesticks in white porcelain.
Provenance: Lady Rozelle (Pierrepont) Raynes, daughter of the 6th Earl Manvers, Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire.