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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II IRISH SILVER CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF WILLIAM HOMER, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1760, RETAILED BY RICHARD TUDOR

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE II IRISH SILVER CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF WILLIAM HOMER, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1760, RETAILED BY RICHARD TUDOR
    Each set on a shaped circular base, cast and chased with scrolls, flowers, and lion's masks, rising to a putto-formed stem with shells and garlands, the urn-form socket with conforming decoration, and detachable nozzle with flowers and gadrooned border, each putto's back engraved with two crests, each marked on base, socket, and nozzle, each base engraved with a scratchweight and numbered
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high; 59 oz. (1840 gr.)
    One of the crests is for Hartstonge, co. Limerick (2)


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    An Irish silver basket by William Townsend and engraved with the Hartstonge coat-of-arms was sold in These Rooms, 21 October 2003, lot 373.

    The figural stem of this pair of candlesticks is based on a 1747 model by Ernest Sieber (overstriking the mark of Lewis Pantin) which is illustrated in Arthur Grimwade, Rococo Silver: 1727-1765, 1974, pl. 75A.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW JERSEY COLLECTION