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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    MARK OF ELIMEYER, DRESDEN, CIRCA 1899

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    MARK OF ELIMEYER, DRESDEN, CIRCA 1899
    Each on a shaped circular pedestal base, with rocaille, acanthus leaves and grapevines, rising to baluster knopped stem, stem issuing seven branches terminating in rocaille sockets with wax pans and detachable nozzles, each base engraved Dem siegenden Reiter im Dannenpreis-Hurden-Rennen, Dresden, den 9. April 1899., each marked on base
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) high; 249 oz. (7755 gr.) (2)


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    These candelabra are based upon a design by Christian Heinrich Ingermann, who crafted much of the silver for the court of Augustus III of Saxony. Examples of Ingermann's candelabra have sold in these Rooms, 30 October 1991, lot 64 and 18 October 1994, lot 46.

    From his post as court silversmith in Dresden, Elimeyer revived Ingermann's design in the late 19th century. This four-light candelabra model was offered Sotheby's, 4 April 2007, lot 325, and a seven-light model sold in these Rooms, 18 October 1995, lot 183. A fourteen-light candelabrum in the same style by Elimeyer is also known.

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