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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1830, IN THE MANNER OF YAKOV SAMARIN, MOSCOW

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    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1830, IN THE MANNER OF YAKOV SAMARIN, MOSCOW
    Each modelled with a columnar stem decorated in relief with scrolling foliage and grotesques, surmounted by a foliate-wrapped nozzle, above a circular spreading foot cast with bacchic scenes
    12 in. (31 cm.) high (2)


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    With its characteristic fine and dense decoration of chariots drawn by Apollo's griffins to all surfaces, these candlesticks are representative of the finest work executed in Moscow, and are closely related to a pair of candlesticks by Yakov Samarin of the 1830s, which are now in the State History Museum, Moscow (A. Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Moscow, 2000, p. 89). Further related examples from Moscow are illustrated in I. Sychev, The Russian Chandeliers, St. Petersburg, 2003, 189-190.

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