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An Italian polychromed and gilt enamelled copper candlestick, Venice, late 15th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
31
An Italian polychromed and gilt enamelled copper candlestick, Venice, late 15th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Italian polychromed and gilt enamelled copper candlestick, Venice, late 15th century

Provenance

With J. Kugel Gallery, Paris
Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Bergé Collection, rue de Babylone

Catalogue Note

A little over three hundred enameled copper and gold objects exist today which are traditionally attributed to Venetian workshops from the end of the Middle Ages onwards. The blue, green and turquoise polychromy, highlighted with gold, characterizes this particularly refined production. Admired by great collectors from the mid-19th century, these enameled pieces have been compared to the Murano glass, which is also enameled, and their production naturally attributed to Venice.  But the shortage of archive sources on the subject and recent research by specialists leave room for other possible hypotheses regarding their origin which will certainly be the subject of future publications. The shape and sumptuousness of these ostentatious pieces relates to Venetian and Florentine enameled silver vessels and other utilitarian items of the second half of the 15th century. Although some comparable vessels are known, candlesticks such as the present lot are much more rare.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris