The Marcello Papiniano cusani silver chandeliers. Sold after a lengthy battle between two north American bidders during Sotheby’s Treasures sale in London the 10th of December 2020.
A unique pair of ten lights silver and ormolu mounted Sicilian Rococo chandeliers stamped by Consol Nunzio Gino, executed in Palermo between June and December 1758. With two orders or five branches at two c-scrolls headed by a central baluster, still in standard of Louis XIV Style in their misty linear form the whole surmounted by the ormolu Archbishop Cap (the “galero”) of Marcello Papiniano Cusani on his coat of arms surmounted by a crown on a elaborate rocaille motif marking the transitional style moment, with central iron rod, drilled for electricity and later closed, most components with assay scrapes, each lettered NGC58 (Nunzio Gino Console 1758).
Height: 43,30 in. (110 cm)
Width: 35,43 in. (90 cm)