Artist Jean-Claude-Thomas Chambellan, Duplessis fils, French, 1730-1783
Designer Charles Louis Clérisseau, French, 1721-1820
Title
  • Candelabrum
Date ca. 1775
Medium ormolu and gros bleu enameled bronze
Dimensions Overall: 58 1/2 × 27 3/4 × 25 1/8 inches (148.6 × 70.5 × 63.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Fund
Accession Number 71.395
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330, Level 3 (see map)
Inscriptions Within the shaft is a penciled notation on paper: 127/1917
Russian Imperial Collection, Gatchina Palace (Gatchina, Russia);
Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia [1759-1798];
until ca. 1930, government of the Soviet Union (USSR);
(Duveen Brothers, dealer, New York, New York, USA);
1932, acquired by Anna Thomson Dodge [Mrs. Horace E. Dodge] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1971, sold at (Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 30);
1971-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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