9 July 2009
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
CIRCA 1800, ATTRIBUTED TO ANDREI SCHREIBER, ST. PETERSBURG
Surrounded by a leaf-wrapped nozzle, on a circular spreading foot cast with palmettes
10 in. (25.5 cm.) high (2)
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These elegant facetted candlesticks have foliate base mounts identical to those on twin-light candelabra by the St. Petersburg bronzier Andrei Schreiber (1777-1843) and based on this common feature can also be attributed to him.
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