ARTWRK OF THE DAY – Maria Theresian candlestick

This elegant candlestick is a classic Viennese silver object from around 1770, the time of Maria Theresa. As the capital of the Empire, Vienna was one of the major centres of silver production.

Maria Theresian candlestick, Vienna, Starting bid €400
Maria Theresian candlestick, Vienna, Starting bid €400

The candlestick reflects the renowned classic Viennese style. The maker’s trademark itself is artful and can therefore no longer be precisely identified. The monogram JR with a crown of nobility refers to a noble owner for whom the chandelier was made. Because silver was an expensive material and only few could afford it, silver objects like this one were only found in aristocratic and upper middle-class households.

CONTACT

Dr. Georg Ludwigstorff
+43-1-515 60-363
georg.ludwigstorff@dorotheum.at
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