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Monumental Chandelier by Felix Chopin for St Vladimir room

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€ 1,375,000

Ref. 98356/192

HEIGHT

610 cm / 240.16 inch

DIAMETER

430 cm / 169.29 inch

STOCK

0 Made to order
Monumental Chandelier by Felix Chopin for the St Vladimir Royal room in the Kremlin Palace. Félix Chopin (1813-1892) is a Parisian founder trained by his father, Julien. He arrived in St Petersburg in 1838 and took over the Guerin foundry, on the verge of bankruptcy. He manages to become an essential founder, and we ask him for all kinds of bronzes: chandeliers, sconces or chandeliers. In 1845, he supplied gilded bronze (Ormoulu) chandeliers for the rooms of the Kremlin in Moscow and therefore became one of the Tsar's official suppliers. At the 1876 exhibition in St Petersburg, he presented a 100-light chandelier in Ormoulu and porcelain: this association with the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory earned him growing notoriety. Around 1889, his foundry was taken over by Karl Berto (or Charles Bertault, 1886-1917), with whom he had already collaborated since 1886. He is notably the source of the 64 busts of Russian tsars and great princes in 1868, and the chandeliers of the Marble Palace in St Petersburg (1849) and those of Peterhof Castle in 1850.
Lustre monumental de Felix Chopin pour la salle St Vladimir Royal du Palais du Kremlin Félix Chopin (1813-1892) est un fondeur Parisien formé par son père, Julien. Il arrive à St Petersbourg en 1838 et reprend la fonderie Guerin, au bord de la faillite. Il parvient à devenir un fondeur incontournable, et on lui demande des bronzes de toutes sorte : chandeliers, appliques ou lustres. En 1845, il fournit des lustres en bronze doré (Ormoulu) pour les salles du Kremlin à Moscou et devient donc l’un des fournisseurs attitré du Tsar. Lors de l’exposition de 1876 à St Petersbourg, il présente un lustre de 100 lumières en Ormoulu et porcelaine : cette association avec la Manufacture impériale de porcelaine lui vaut une notoriété grandissante. Vers 1889, sa fonderie fut reprise par Karl Berto (ou Charles Bertault, 1886-1917), avec lequel il avait déjà collaboré depuis 1886. Il est à l’origine notamment des 64 bustes de tsars et grands princes russes en 1868, et des lustres du Palais de Marbre de St Petersbourg (1849) et de ceux du château de Peterhof en 1850.

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Monumental Chandelier by Felix Chopin for St Vladimir room

CRYSTAL AND FINISH GUIDE

CRYSTALS
Rock Crystal / Quartz

Rock Crystal / Quartz

In the 18th Century, the royal chandeliers were treated as jewellery, Their pendants were in 'pure water crystal' - natural crystal/quartz.

18th Century Crystal

18th Century Crystal

Before Lead crystal was discovered, the glass was mixed with Manganese, Tungstene or other materials. These materials used to give a smoky, violet or yellow tint to the glass. Our 18th Century Crystal recreates this effect, making it perfect for pieces that need to look antique or fit in a collection.

Bohemian Crystal

Bohemian Crystal

The 19th Century is the great avent of Lead Crystal - commonly known as simply “crystal”. Our suppliers in Eastern Europe create pure and transparent Crystal, which we call Bohemian.

Finish
Gun Finish
Gun Finish
Médaille
Médaille
Antique Silver
Antique Silver
Silver
Silver
Antique Gold
Antique Gold
Royal Gold
Royal Gold