09 juillet 2011

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier.

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier. A German silver eight-light chandelier by Balthasar Friedrich Behrens, Hanover, delivered 13 september 1736, designed by the King's Architect William Kent. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 With fluted and acanthus-clad ring handle headed by an acanthus baluster knop, rising to an everted openwork acanthus calyx forming the cul-de-lamp and a central fluted vase-shaped standard with ovolo border at the shoulder flanked by four addorsed and acanthus-wrapped sphinx floating on acanthus,... [Lire la suite]