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Candlestick (one of two)

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Candlestick (one of two)

Made by: Fabergé __Firm

On view in: Adirondack Building


About this object

The candlesticks were first cast in several parts, hammered, carved, engraved and then fitted together. In general the style is French, but is also unmistakably Russian. The bell-shaped bases spread out and become somewhat rectangular with garlands of leaves carved around the lower parts and tied at intervals with ribbons. The bell-shaped portions are fluted and have a row of beading around the lower parts and carved leaves about the upper. The fluted item tapers downward. There are carved leaves and acorns around the base and wave motifs around the top of the stem. Two garlands of oak leaves and acorns are twisted around the stems. The tops are urn-shaped, the lower part with leaves and the upper part fluted. The detachable bobeches have beaded edges.

Category:
LIGHTING DEVICES
Object name:
Candlestick (one of two)
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1887-1896
Size:
overall __10.75 IN __ __ __5.12 IN
overall __27.30 CM __ __ __13.02 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.156.1
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK __hallmarks on base, nozzle and drip attachment: St. George and the Dragon for Moscow; 84 for the silver quality; Fabergé in Cyrillic with Imperial Warrant, indicating the Moscow branch of the firm; scratch 10583
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II","Fabergé Rediscovered"