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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 372

    A REVNA JASPER, IVORY AND BRONZE-MOUNTED THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM

    PROBABLY RUSSIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REVNA JASPER, IVORY AND BRONZE-MOUNTED THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM
    PROBABLY RUSSIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The S-scrolled branches supporting flared conical-shaped candle sockets issuing from cluster-fluted columns above a main cylindrical column with winged scallop-shell mounts on a triform tapered base applied with zoomorphic scroll-mounts to the angles and ebony veneered oak plinth with tapered feet
    24¾ in. (63 cm.) high


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    Revna jasper, with its distinctively striated green and white appearance, was discovered in the late 18th century in the Ural Mountains and seems to be particularly associated with the Kolyvan workshops-Mount Revna was about 28 miles away. A number of pieces executed in Revna Jasper in the Kolyvan workshops are in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, including a bowl of astonishing size, measuring over 13 feet in diameter, which took over fourteen years to create, from 1829-1843 (see A. Cheneviere, Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840, London, 1988, pp. 259-61 and 274-5, and E. Efimova, Russian Stoneware in the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 1961, p. 32 and figs. 68-9 and 73).

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