These French Guilleman bronze figural torchères sold for £10,000 at Hannam’s auction.

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Standing 3ft 7in (1.09m) tall, Deux Femmes, Indienne et Persane after a model by Emile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (1841-1907) were cast at the Barbedienne foundry.

At Selborne on January 7 they sold above estimate at £10,000 to a Dutch bidder in the room.