• Living with Art auction at Christies

    Sale 12198

    Living with Art

    13 - 14 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 97

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN CUT-GLASS TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    ATTRIBUTED TO PERRY & CO., MID-19TH CENTURY

    Estimate

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN CUT-GLASS TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    ATTRIBUTED TO PERRY & CO., MID-19TH CENTURY
    Fitted for electricity
    52 in. (132.1 cm.) high, 29 in. (73.7 cm.) diameter


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This magnificent chandelier is attributed to the pre-eminent London glass-manufacturers Perry & Co. based on its similarities with their known designs. The rib-cut corona, diamond-cut drip pans, twisted-rope arms and elongated ovoid stem all conform to their production from the 1850s (M. Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2000, pp. 151-155, pl. 91-92).

    Founded in the mid-18th century, William Perry became Glass Manufacturer to the Prince Regent in 1817, providing fittings for Royal residences, Carlton House and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, as well as those of the nobility. And William Parker (d.1784), whose son entered into partnership with the Perry family in the same year, had supplied the 5th Duke of Devonshire with chandeliers and other glass light fittings at Chatsworth, Derbyshire in 1782-3. The firm was undoubtedly proud of their continuity in serving the great and the good. George Perry, nephew of William, said in 1835, 'we trust that our having made the greater part of the lusters for the late King, and our being now employed in making those for the new Palace of his present Majesty [William IV], will be some guarantee for the character of our Manufacture'.

    Special Notice

    Please note lots marked with a square will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) on the last day of the sale. Lots are not available for collection at Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services until after the third business day following the sale. All lots will be stored free of charge for 30 days from the auction date at Christie’s Rockefeller Center or Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn). Operation hours for collection from either location are from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday-Friday. After 30 days from the auction date property may be moved at Christie’s discretion. Please contact Post-Sale Services to confirm the location of your property prior to collection. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn). Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION