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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TURQUOISE OVERLAY AND OPAQUE WHITE GLASS TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    MID 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BACCARAT OR LAUNAY, HAUTIN & CIE. PAINTED BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS ROBERT

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TURQUOISE OVERLAY AND OPAQUE WHITE GLASS TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    Mid 19th century, probably Baccarat or Launay, Hautin & Cie. painted by Jean-François Robert
    The corona, bowl and pendant finely enameled with tight bouquets and rich floral garlands reserved within elaborate gilt arabesque cartouches, the foliate chain with striated glass and diadem spacers suspending a vine-cast ring issuing ten S-curved arms with alternate blue and clear glass bobêche and pendant lustre drip-pans
    33 in. (83.8 cm.) high


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    For related foral enameling attributed to Jean-François Robert, see Jean-Lewis Curtis, Baccarat, London, 1992, p. 230-232. Robert, a decorative artist at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory of Sèvres (recorded in 1806-34 and 1835-43), decorated opalines at Baccarat, Saint Louis and Launay, Hautin & Cie. with floral designs in enamels as well as gold, silver and platinum from 1843-1855.