28 Nov 2005
The general composition of this girandole corresponds with the tradition of Russian objects created in the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.
Its structure, however, speaks of a later period of 1830–1840, the period of historicism, as well as its overall decor, which underwent some transformations to suit the tastes and fashion of 1830–1840.
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.