Raymond Ruys (1886-1956)
Lot 17
Raymond Ruys (1886-1956)
US$ 20,000 - 25,000
£15,000 - 18,000

Modern Decorative Art & Design

21 Jun 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
Property of Various Owners
Raymond Ruys (1886-1956)

for Delheid Freres, Belgium
A Fine Pair of Four Light Silver Candelabra,
circa 1930
in the 'African Style', of a 'martele' or spot hammered finish, on graduating stepped circular bases, four branches, terminating in individually numbered sconces and drip pans
marked 'R.Ruys' and '950'
height 6 1/4in (15.8cm); diameter 8 1/3in (20.4cm)
gross weight 75.2oz (2,132gr)
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Footnotes

  • The firm of Ruys, a jewelry shop located in Antwerp, was founded in 1854 by Jacques Ruys. In 1919 he was succeeded by his son Raymond Ruys, and it was under his management that the firm began selling silver objects in the Art Deco style.

    Ruys's reputation as a designer reached a peak in 1930 when he produced 48 unique works of art in silver for the Antwerp World's Fair. Each was executed by the silversmith Raymond Delheid, and took inspiration from the exotic discoveries from the Belgian Colonial Empire that occupied central and southern Africa.

    This pair of candelabra were originally grouped with the 'Zaire Cenrepiece' that is currently part of the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri (accession no.2002.4)
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