• 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 180

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1727

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1727
    In the Regence taste, each on circular base with stylized shell molding, rising to a faceted and knopped octagonal stem with classical masks and bellflower strapwork, the socket with stiff-leaf calyx, the base engraved with a later crest, each marked under base, also with scratch weights 24-10 and 22=19
    8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high; 47 oz. (1,463 gr.) (2)


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    A set of four candlesticks of the same model by Paul Crespin, also 1727, engraved with Royal arms, is illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, 1600-1940, 1986, p. 187, no. 777.

    Provenance

    With S.J. Shrubsole, New York