DescriptionA MONUMENTAL PAIR OF ELIMEYER GERMAN SILVER FOURTEEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Moritz Elimeyer, Dresden, Germany, circa 1890
Marks: (crescent crown), 900, S (under crossed anvils), ELIMEYER, DRESDEN
23-1/2 x 18 inches diameter (59.7 x 45.7 cm)
704.60 troy ounces
The candelabra each on tri-sided domed stepped base, baluster stem, cast foliate scrolls, waves and rocaille, thirteen scroll candle arms and central winding branch, each terminating in foliage and bobeche and nozzle, in three sections with central section with eight arms of four intertwining pairs, and upper section with five arms and central branch.
This pair of monumental candelabra are based on a design by the Dresden silversmith Christian Heinrich Ingermann which were delivered to the court of Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony (Augustus III, King of Poland) on November 20th, 1747 as part of the Doppelt Matt Vergoldete service. In the late nineteenth century the Dresden silversmith Moritz Elimeyer revived the design in three forms, as four-light, seven-light, and fourteen-light candelabra.
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