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Candelabra (one of two)

Made by: Gal'berg, Ivan Ivanovich __Designer

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - 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.

Object name:
Made from:
Lapis lazuli -- gilt bronze
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
H. 41 in.
overall __104.14 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __inventory number: No. 15
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
The Myths of St. Petersburg. Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2003
The Style That Ruled the Empires: Russia, Napoleon and 1812, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 2012
A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
Featured in publication:
Kettering, Karen L. “The Northern Palmyra: St. Petersburg at 300.” The Magazine Antiques CLXIII, no. 3 (March 2003).
Fisher, Frederick, Karen Kettering, Anne Odom, Liana Paredes Arend, and Gwen Stauffer. Hillwood Museum and Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Art Collector’s Personal Museum. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 2000.
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.