Pair of Duke du Villeroy or early Mennecy French porcelain ormolu mounted Chinese seated pagoda or magot candlesticks

An extremely rare pair of Duke du Villeroy or early Mennecy French porcelain ormolu mounted Chinese seated pagoda or magot candlesticks. The porcelain seated Chinese figures with slightly bulging paunches and wearing loose fitting sleeved silk vestments which are brightly painted in tones of full famille verte Chinese silk brocaded patterns raised up on gold scrolled irregularly cast ormolu Rococo bases from which issue a finely stemmed candle support applied with various brightly coloured soft paste French flowers. The ormolu sconces supported with French soft paste floral drip pans. Each figure wearing an ormolu cap.

Circa 1735

Dimensions:  Height 6 1/2 ins (16.5 cms)

Stock No. 1897

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