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Bauer Leopold

Rare and extraordinary chandelier

About the artist Jägerndorf 1872 – 1938 Vienna
Designed by Leopold Bauer, Vienna, 1902, "Modell Engelhart"
Executed by E. Bakalowits Söhne, Vienna, model no. 115
Material Brass, chased and hammered, gilt, intricately cut-glass bowl, 90 individual cut-glass prisms each 30 cm long, glass cylinders and balls, 8 colourless glass shades with heart pattern, remains of gold plating, freshly re-wired, beautiful original condition.

Dimensions H approx. 130 cm, Ø 70.5 cm
Literature Das Interieur, IV, 1903, p. 57; E. Bakalowits Söhne, order book, no. 1, no date

A similar chandelier was part of a dining room suite designed by Leopold Bauer for the apartment of Viennese painter Josef Engelhart. The ensemble and the chandelier are included in the MAK collection in Vienna.

E. Bakalowits Söhne's order book contains the design sketch (model no. 115) and the model name: "Modell Engelhart". The chandelier was produced with up to 12 prism holders, both with and without the intricate cut-glass bowl.


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