Description : Pair of Chinese bronze 'Crane and Turtle' candlesticks, 19th Century, each cast as a crane standing on the back of a mythical formed turtle with a lotus stem in its beak, circa 1820 H 27cms- Soame Jenyns Collection
This lot comes from the collection of Soame Jenyns (1904- 1976) and is being sold by order of the executors of his younger son, the late John Jenyns. Soame Jenyns was Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at The British Museum from 1931-1967. He published several books including: "A Background to Chinese Painting" published 1935, "Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum" 1951, "Ming Pottery & Porcelain" 1953 etc.
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