• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    A MONUMENTAL PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) IVORY AND PALE-GREEN GROUND NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS, INCISED V, IMPRESSED 3351, 3288 AND H, SIGNED F.(RANZ) AULICH

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    A MONUMENTAL PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) IVORY AND PALE-GREEN GROUND NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE AND IRON-RED ORB MARKS, INCISED V, IMPRESSED 3351, 3288 AND H, SIGNED F.(RANZ) AULICH
    In the Neo-Rococo taste, each companion model as a male or female herm supporting a rocaille shell on their back issuing scrolling candlearms, he wearing a lion pelt, his drapery filled with fruiting grapevine, she with flower-filled drapery, the base with a frolicking putto, raised on four scroll feet, one molded with a mask
    36½ in. (92.7 cm.) high (4)


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    For a clock garniture including a similar pair of this form see Christie's, New York, 21 October 2008, lot 107. The design for these candelabra are characteristic of Alexander Kips, artistic director at the Manufactory. The exuberant flower modeling, rocaille scrolls and putti typical of the Neo-Rococo style are fully exhibited in the present lot. Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) is known to have favored this style, decorating the Neue Palais in the fashion.

    Franz Aulich (Silesian 1852 - ), is recorded at the Berlin (K.P.M.) manufactory as a flower painter c. 1888.