• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF ERNEST SIEBER, LONDON, 1747

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF ERNEST SIEBER, LONDON, 1747
    Each on shaped circular base, with lion's mask and floral panel, rising to a stem formed as a putto clutching a shell, supporting a socket with removable nozzle, marked on bases, the nozzles apparently unmarked
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high; 48 oz. 10 dwt. (1,521 gr.) (2)


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    Ernest Sieber's work is largely limited to candlesticks, particularly with figural stems.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 4 June 2008, lot 225
    With Alastair Dickenson, London