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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 424

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

    CIRCA 1800, POSSIBLY BY FRIEDRICH BERGENFELDT

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    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE TWO-BRANCH CANDELABRA
    CIRCA 1800, POSSIBLY BY FRIEDRICH BERGENFELDT
    Each modelled with an Egyptian heron figure supporting a central torch with a vase-shaped nozzle and issuing from grotesque masks scrolling branches, the circular stepped socle above a square plinth
    15½ in. (39 cm.) high (2)


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    With their distinctive masks at the joint of the stem and the branches, these candelabra relate to the vases made by the celebrated St. Petersburg bronzier Friedrich Bergenfeldt (1768-1822), whose stamped pieces have enabled further firm attributions. The latter include a pair of vases supplied by him for the Hermitage in 1802, which are illustrated in I. Sychev, Russian Bronze, Moscow, 2003, p. 96.

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