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Candlestick

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Each candlestick rests on a base composed of three cast crouching lion's legs, with a cast palmette at the join. The shaft of the candlestick is molded as a tree trunk. The cast urn-shaped nozzle is embellished with foliage and is fitted with a removable gadrooned waxpan.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the underside of one foot on each candlestick, GB in cipher with a duke's coronet above. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on bezel of waxpan, "2", engraved on nozzle where waxpan sits, "2".

Marks

On underside of each base, maker's mark PS (Grimwade 2235)(repeated on bezel of each waxpan); lion passant (repeated on bezel of each waxpan); leopard's head crowned; date letter h (repeated on bezel of each waxpan); sovereign's head (repeated on bezel of each waxpan).

Provenance

Sold Sotheby's, March 31, 1966, lot 111; S.J. Phillips, Ltd., London, purchased September 16, 1966, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: March 31, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1823–24

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 23.9 x 12.8cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/16in.)

Accession Number

66.436

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver