• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 218

    A GERMAN SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRUM

    MARK OF HEINRICH MAU, DRESDEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRUM
    MARK OF HEINRICH MAU, DRESDEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The domed circular base chased with foliage and rocaille, with baluster stem, with three foliage cast branches, each terminating in baluster socket with shaped wax-pan, with a further central socket, marked on foot
    20¼ in. (51.4 cm.) high
    88 oz. (2,750 gr.)


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    This candelabrum is based on a design by Christian Heinrich Ingermann, who crafted much of the silver for the court of Augustus III of Saxony (see Christie's, New York, 30 October 1991, lot 64 and 18 October 1994, lot 46).

    The design saw a revival during the late 19th century when silversmiths such as Moritz Elimeyer, the court silversmith in Dresden, and others began producing examples to copy Ingermann's originals (Christie's London, 25 November 2008, lot 90 for a pair of seven light examples).

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