28 November 2005
This chandelier is an example of the Russian Empire style. In 1820–1830, chandeliers of similar design were produced by many St. Petersburg decorative bronze manufacturers, such as I. Dinper, A. Geren, and A. Shraiber.
The lavish crystal decoration of otherwise classical construction was enabled by the development of new technologies by the Imperial Glass Factory and private glass manufacturers at the beginning of the 19th century.
Mrs. A.G Geyko, Head of Bronze Department, Hermitage Museum, assisted in cataloguing this item.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.