Sale: 408 / Harry Beyer Collection, May 15. 2013 in Munich Lot 382

 

382
Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Zwei neunflammige Prunkleuchter, 1800.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 14,100
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 21,150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Zwei neunflammige Prunkleuchter. Um 1800, Paris.
Bronze cast, engraved, chiselled, fire gilded.
Each with engraved signature "THOMIRE À PARIS" on stand. 79 cm (31,1 in).
Trefoil stand with curved walls, twice jaggered, with palmette frieze. Bell-shaped stand, held by three full plastic volutes in broad palmette ending. With a baluster above, with palmette shields in heart banding. The fluted, slightly conically worked shaft is contrasted to the stand by a freeze with wave band. Six chandelier arms mounted in circular arrangement below tip of shaft. Shaft crowned with three further chandelier arms as well as a stylized torched with jagged flame.
According to the collector Harry Beyer, the chandeliers were in possession of the Swiss ambassador in Berlin.

LITERATURE: For images of similar chandeliers by Pierre-Philippe Thomire see: Hans Ottomeyer, Peter Pröschel (publisher), Vergoldete Bronzen. Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus. Vol. 1, Munich 1986, p. 393, no. 5.14.11 and no. 5.17.12.

Called up: ca. 17.25 h +/- 20 min.




382
Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Zwei neunflammige Prunkleuchter, 1800.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 14,100
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 21,150

(incl. 25% surcharge)