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CANDELABRA FROM THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE SERVICE, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

The ornate style of the candelabrum, one of a pair, incorporates both rococo and neoclassical features. Nine bronze branches have ram's heads inder the porcelain drip pans, while a tenth candle holder forms the central spire. Gilt bronze mounts hold together the porcelain elements. Tiny gilded rosettes on a white ground decorate the candelabrum's long stem. The high base is supported by three stepped legs resting on bun feet. Running down the legs is the orange and black ribbon of the Order of St. George. The star of the order is painted on the three curved medallions enclosed by wreaths of green laurel leaves.

Category:
lighting devices
Object name:
CANDELABRA FROM THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE SERVICE, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Porcelain -- ormolu
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1856
Size:
83.2 × 22.9 cm (32 3/4 × 9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.8.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"