A rare pair of famille rose silver-shaped candlesticks, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A rare pair of famille rose silver-shaped candlesticks, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £22,000 - 25,000 (€31,000 - 35,000). UnsoldPhoto: Bonhams.

Each with a foliate square and balustrade fluted stem surmounted by a cylindrical waisted candle holder decorated with stylised geometric panels containing lilies and other flower heads. Each 21.5cm (8 3/8in) high (2). 

NoteThe design is clearly modelled on French silver candlesticks dated to circa 1720, and the style of decoration has been attributed to Jean Berain.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET