Robert Linzeler for Cartier

Pair of Sterling Silver, Cut Glass and Lacquer Candlesticks, France

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The silver candelabras each featuring two candle cups, atop stepped forms of concentric circles connected to a central post of black lacquer and cut glass, accented by a red lacquer sugarloaf cabochon, the curved base enhanced with decorative channels.

·        Dimensions 9 x 9¾ inches

·        Signed Cartier, Made in France

·        French obus mark for Robert Linzeler

·        Sterling silver

·        Accompanied by a fitted signed box

Catalogue Note

This pair of candelabra was created by Robert Linzeler, a master silversmith working in Paris. At the turn of the century, Linzeler succeeded Juels Piault as the silversmith to Napoleon III and produced Paul Iribe’s jewels in 1911. In 1922, he partnered with Alexander Marchak. Linzeler et Marchak was one of only 30 exhibitors invited to show at the Paris 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs where they won the Grand Prix for their immaculate jeweled boxes. After the exhibition, their partnership ended and Linzeler returned to manufacturing, often creating for Cartier, and the firm eventually purchased one of his workshops. This pair of candelabra was created in that brief period and is an impressive work of art modernizing an ancient form with exquisite design choices demonstrating Linzeler’s and Cartier’s ability to transform ordinary objects into coveted possessions.


Glass, Lacquer, Silver