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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU, CUT-GLASS AND JASPERWARE CANDLESTICKS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU, CUT-GLASS AND JASPERWARE CANDLESTICKS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each with baluster shaft and star-cut drip-pan hung with droplets and tulip-shaped nozzle hung with droplets, the drum pedestal with classical scenes, on a moulded foot and three ball feet, restorations and replacements, one stamped 'I', the other stamped 'K', restorations to one jasperware pedestal, one shaft stamped 'A', the other stamped 'H'
    13 in. (33 cm.) high (2)


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    An almost identical pair of cut-glass and jasperware candlesticks was sold by the late Sir Emmanuel Kaye C.B.E., Christie's, London, 29 November 2001, lot 35 (£8,812.50 including premium). The latter pair have the same composition for the bas relief of the altar pedestals on the present lot, which were inspired by Goethe's sentimental novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, 1774, and depicts Charlotte at Werther's Tomb. It derives from the 'charming' compositions of the 1780s executed by Elizabeth, Lady Templeton (d. 1823) (Vol. 22, Appendix J: 1.272). The porcelain is possibly by the Staffordshire Turner ceramic manufactory, which operated around the same time as the famous Wedgwood manufactory.
    A very similar candlestick to the present lot with a drum pedestal also decorated with classical scenes is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (illustrated in Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol. I, rev. ed., 1954, p. 348, fig. 45).

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