Pair of Candelabra, 1887-1890. House of Fabergé (Russian, 1842-1918), Julius Alexandrovitch Rappoport (Russian, 1864-1916). Silver; overall: 28.5 x 25.1 x 12 cm (11 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.494
This pair of candelabras demonstrates Fabergé’s commitment to a balance between decorative and functional design. The pair was created by Fabergé’s chief silversmith, German-born Julius Rappoport, in Moscow, where the majority of gold and silver objects were crafted. Small in size, the pair may have been used within more intimate settings, as opposed to larger banquets or public gathering areas.