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A russian gilt-bronze chandelier, st. petersburg early 19th century
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The corona surmounted with stylised palmette, hung with four chains and centred by cupid standing on a globe mounted with satyr mask and supporting a ring with twelve candle-branches intersected with swans, above six oval reserves enclosing scenes of figures on horses and chariots, with a stylised acorn finial\nThe design combined with the superb and beautifully chased quality of the present chandelier relates very closely to the oeuvre of Alexander Geren.  Owner of a bronze-casting workshop in St. Petersburg, he produced various commissions for the Royal Court. Together with I. Dinper and Andrei Schreiber, they were the three most prominent gilt-bronze makers in St. Petersburg at the time.\nGeren's early works were very much based upon French models, but quickly he established his own style.  Three similar chandeliers to the present one are recorded: one made for the appartment for Count Leichtenburg in the Winder Palace in St. Petersburg (Igor Sychev, The Russian Chandeliers 1760-1830,  Moscow, 2003, p. 120, ffig.530, illustrated as part of a drawing (see fig.1). Another chandelier by Geren was supplied for the marble study room of Alexander I in Tsarkoe Selo (see fig.2) and another example by Geren illustrated in Igor Sygev, op.cit., p.126, fig. 573.\nIt is also interesting to note another chandelier with similar ovoid shaped pierced reserves enclosing mythological scenes, made by I. Dipner, formerly in the Adabasch Collection (see fig.3)
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dimensions

115cm. high, 100cm. diameter; 3ft. 9¼in., 3ft. 3¼in.


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