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The Estate of Louis J. Talotta

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Lot 99

Pair 19th Century Candelabra with Gilt Bronze Stems, Glass & Porcelain Flowers

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Attributed to J. & L. Lobmeyr (Vienna, active 1823–contemporary), Morning glory chandelier. Cast and gilded bronze frame; transparent green and opalescent white glass, molded, enameled, gilded, about 1850–1860. This is a rare pair with minimal repairs to the glass and porcelain. Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm), Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm), Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm), Made in the mid–1800s, this morning glory chandelier recalls floral chandeliers made with porcelain. A drawing of a chandelier covered in morning glory vines from about 1850 remains in the company archives of the venerable Vienna chandelier company J. & L. Lobmeyr. The design was probably created in preparation for Lobmeyr’s display in the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851—the first World’s Fair. Queen Victoria purchased a large chandelier of this type at the fair for her Osborne House, her new summer retreat on the Isle of Wright, and consequently such charming chandeliers became exceedingly popular. Another, smaller fixture is also on display in the Toledo Museum of or painted tin blossoms that were fashionable in French-style chateaux in the 1700s. Since the morning glory flower blooms and dies within a single day, it came to symbolize love, affection, or mortality in the Victorian era.


in generally very good condition with a few replaced parts, with 2 loose leaves that have become detached from frame. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: .