Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh
Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh
Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh
Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh
Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh
Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh

Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh

1775 to 1850 Russia

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An extraordinary and spectacular Late 18th early 19th century Russian Imperial Neo-Classical st. ormolu and rock crystal chandelier, attributed to Johan Zekh, one of Saint-Petersburg’s most celebrated masters. This eighteen light chandelier has a remarkable rock crystal encased central fut with ormolu acorn finial at the bottom. A reeded bottom ormolu tier , decorated by ormolu laurel leaves, is joined to the fut topped by finials. Trios of C scrolled ormolu arms are accented by large rock crystal daggers, in between, and smaller ones behind, all topped by ormolu sprays ending in circular rock crystals. The arms are joined by rock crystal garlands and adorned by rock crystal tear drop pendants. At the top is a magnificent rock crystal base with a large opulent ormolu spray ending in rock crystal.

Zekh had created 21 chandeliers from 14 different models for the Mikhailovsky Castle, as the Emperor Paul I wanted it as luxurious as possible. Upon his death his wife, the Empress Maria Feodorovna sent the chandeliers to various Imperial residences.

A very similar chandelier sold at Christie's in Paris for $810,000 , in November 2010. Lot 323/ Sale 5605
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 56.00 inch (142.24 cm)
Depth 47.00 inch (119.38 cm)
Stock Code
5144
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