A Pair of Lochré Porcelain Candlesticks mounted on gilt-bronze bases, circa 1780
These dark blue porcelain candlesticks were made at the Locré factory as denoted by the crossed swords mark in underglaze blue on the base.
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.