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$ 12,000

Gilt metal and lapis lazuli twelve-light chandelier

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Lapis Lazuli, Gilt Metal.
Dimensions
H. 29.53 in; Diam. 23.62 in;
H. 75 cm; Diam. 60 cm;
Creation Date Late 19th Century
Description Gilt metal and lapis lazuli twelve-light chandelier
French, late 19th Century
Height 75cm, diameter 60cm
 
This grand chandelier has been beautifully-crafted from precious materials. The body of the piece is veneered in the blue gemstone, lapis lazuli, and is further ornamented with gilt foliate patterns. The chandelier dates originally from the late 19th Century with the lapis lazuli veneer being a later addition.
 
Luscious fruiting vines, crafted from gilt metal, decorate the stem and top of the chandelier. The arms bearing the lights are cast as vine branches, which bear fruit at the centre of the piece. Leaves encircle the base of the chandelier, and a bundle of ripe grapes hang below. There is a playful blurring of the line between artifice and nature in this piece.
 
The deep blue of the lapis lazuli is wonderfully offset by the gilding, which catches and reflects the light produced by the chandelier.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 15783
Incollect Reference Number 449604
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