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lot 265

Pair of large figure chandeliers as counterparts, symbolizing wealth and poverty.
The base is framed in a rocaille shape with three ascending curved candlestick arms, surrounded by plastic leaf tendrils with different flowers. Calyx-like
nozzles on naturalistic leaf wreath. Old man sitting at a fireplace, pouring gold and silver coins from his purse onto the floor to contemplate his wealth. As a counterpart poor man, dressed only with a cloth, walking carefully through the darkness with a lantern. Behind him his
night's lodging, an overturned barrel filled with straw. Polychrome painting. Designed by Johann Joachim Kaendler. Inw. besch. / rest.; sword mark. H. 20 cm.
Cf. Rückert, Fig. 716:
A pair of large figural porcelain candlesticks symbolizing wealth and poverty. Insignificant damage/restored. Crossed swords mark.
Meissen. Mid-18th century.