Dimensions of Chinois: H. 63 and 65 cm
Total height of lamps: 106 cm
Base: 23 x 25 cm
Acquired at Sotheby's Paris, November 5, 2014, lot 317A, €26,000 incl. VAT
These sculptures, which illustrate the European infatuation with Chinoiserie in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, are here topped with remarkable lampshades.
Four elephant trunks form the base of each lamp.