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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    A PAIR OF BALTIC ORMOLU, GILT-METAL, CRYSTAL, CLEAR AND BLUE-GLASS EIGHTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIERS

    OF LATE 18TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY, SIGNED PHILIPOWSKI

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BALTIC ORMOLU, GILT-METAL, CRYSTAL, CLEAR AND BLUE-GLASS EIGHTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIERS
    OF LATE 18TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY, SIGNED PHILIPOWSKI
    Of impressive scale, each with a stiff-leaf cast rosette above a tiered arrangement with a cobalt blue ball issuing scrolled branches with droplets, above an urn-shaped vase and hexagonal central corona issuing further beads and scrolled branches with pierced petal-shaped drip-pans and nozzles, further hung with droplets and centred by Apollo masks, joined by a two-tier corona further hung with droplets, with ball boss and suspension hook, each signed 'PHILIPOWSKI', fitted for electricity, minor replacements to glass elements
    64½ in. (164 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) diameter (2)


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    A pair of chandeliers of comparable shape, featuring a central baluster shaft of verre bleu laiteux opalisé, is in the Picture Gallery at Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg (ill. in I. Sychev, Russian Bronze, Moscow, 2003, p. 61), while a closely related ormolu, cobalt blue and clear glass chandelier was sold from the Axel Vervoordt Collection, Christie's, Kasteel van's Gravenwezel, 10-12 May 2004, lot 70.

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