• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 101

    A PAIR OF EDWARD VII SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    THE BASES MARK OF CRICHTON BROTHERS, LONDON 1909, THE BRANCHES MODERN

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EDWARD VII SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    THE BASES MARK OF CRICHTON BROTHERS, LONDON 1909, THE BRANCHES MODERN
    In mid 18th century style, richly cast with caryatid stems rising from vine pattern rococo bases, with detachable three-light floral branches with waxpans, sockets and removable nozzles, marked on bases, the branches bearing marks for Crichton Bros.
    19¾ in. (50 cm.) high; 206 oz. (6,432 gr.) (2)


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    The design of these candelabra relates to a number of mid 18th century silver candlesticks and candelabra of a similar pattern by Paul de Lamerie, Robert Tyrril and others. Crichton's was particularly well known for the luxurious quality of its reproductions, copied from originals of 1730s and 1740s from the Lamerie workshop.