Thank you for doing our appraisal on 9-20-2010. Please find 1 of 5 lighting fixtures that we need appraised.
Bronze Wall Sconce with 4 candle lights and carved etching. Size: 45” x 9” x 15”.
AW says: That’s a very impressive pair of Ormolu wall sconces. Like the other lighting you’ve sent me to appraise, this is a neo-classic style set. Circa early to mid 19th century, and they have marvelous Wedgwood black basalt porcelain medallions.
Also adding a lot of value is the size. 45” tall is more than significant for wall sconces. The form and symentry achieved in this set are at a pinnacle.
I’m going to appraise based on the assumption that they are NOT signed by the metal worker, but you should inspect every inch of them closely to see if they are. If so I will re-evaluate based on what you find.
Retail Value: $4,500-$5000
Wholesale value: $3000-$3500
Keywords, Wedgwood Jasper, porcelain medallions, black basalt, ormolu, neo-classic, large, giant, 4 arm bronze sconces,