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CANDELABRA, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Ivan Ivanovich Gal'berg

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

Large sections of lapis were pieced onto an iron rod to create a lapis lazuli column that tapers upward toward a carved Ionic capital. A winged figure of victory in gilt bronze stands on the globe on the top of each capital. She supports a crown, decorated with a vine scroll, to which six candle holders are attached. The bases, with acanthus leaf ornaments, rest on four lion-paw feet.

Category:
lighting devices
Object name:
CANDELABRA, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Lapis lazuli -- gilt bronze
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1829
Size:
41 in. (104.1 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.191.2
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
MARK: inventory number: No. 15 on base]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Collector's Personal Museum","The Northern Palmyra: St. Petersburg at 300"