21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A LARGE MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE FLOWER-ENCRUSTED TWELVE-LIGHT CHANDELIER
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO THE FIGURES
The baluster stem molded with rocaille scrolls and acanthus, with twelve removeable arms in two tiers applied with flowers and canaries, the mid-section with four removable maidens emblematic of Music, the lower-section pierced with trellis cartouches and painted with flowers in the Blue onion pattern, each arm and the stem suspending a flower encrusted pendant
49½ (125.8 cm.) high, the porcelain overall (42)
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For a Meissen nine-light chandelier, see The Collection of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Christie's, London, 14 June 2006.
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