A Pair of Gilt Bronze, Enamel and Ivory Candlesticks
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A Pair of Gilt Bronze, Enamel and Ivory Candlesticks

BY PRINCESS MARIA TENISHEVA, CIRCA 1907

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A Pair of Gilt Bronze, Enamel and Ivory Candlesticks
By Princess Maria Tenisheva, circa 1907
On conical gilt bronze foot, the pierced circular body champlevé enamelled with berries, branches and scrolling foliage in shades of opaque green and blue within ivory-set border with triangular gilt bronze inserts at top and bottom, the stepped socket with enamelled blue bands, the base with a geometric frieze in grey-green and green, monogrammed on the base 'MT', in a fitted modern leather case
8¼ (21 cm.) high (2)
Literature
D. Roche, Les Émaux Champlevés de la Princesse Marie Ténichév, Paris, 1907, illustrated no. 3.
C. Danilowicz,'Une exposition d'art russe moderne à Paris', L'art et les artistes, 1908, p. 480, no. 34.
Exhibition Catalogue, The London Salon of the Allied Artist's Association, Royal Albert Hall, London, 1908, p. 153, no. 173b.
'Russie art moderne', L'art et les artistes. Numéro Spécial, Paris, 1917, p. 39.
J. Oser, Princess Maria Tenisheva and Her World of Enamels, Moscow, 2004, p. 148, illustrated p. 71; appendix 2, p. 148, no. 8.
Exhibition catalogue, Kniaginia Maria Tenisheva v zerkale Serebrianogo veka, Moscow, State Historical Museum, July-September, 2008, illustrated p. 105.
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie des artistes modernes, 1907/1908 (one of the pair).
London, Royal Albert Hall, The London Salon of the Allied Artist's Association, July, 1908.
Moscow, State Historical Museum, Kniaginia Maria Tenisheva v zerkale Serebrianogo veka, July-September, 2008.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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