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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA

    CIRCA 1810, IN THE MANNER OF FRIEDRICH BERGENFELDT

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA
    CIRCA 1810, IN THE MANNER OF FRIEDRICH BERGENFELDT
    Each with two candle-sockets on winged masks issuing from a winged sphinx on a tapering plinth with classical mounts, the backs previously drilled for electricity
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high (2)


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    With their sphynx base mounts and characteristic winged dragon nozzles, these candelabra are closely related to the production of the bronzier Friedrich Bergenfeldt (1768-1822), who worked in St. Petersburg from the late 1790s. His work was possibly influenced by the designs executed by Andrei Voronikhin (1759-1814), especially those featuring winged dragons or tritons (I. Sychev, Russian Bronze, Moscow, 2003, pp. 90-91).

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