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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

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

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU, PARCEL-GILT AND CUT-GLASS CANDLESTICKS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a bulbous nozzle, the crenelated drip-pans hung with faceted droplets, above a star-shaped dish hung with further droplets, above a blue-glass spreading base, on ball feet, restorations and replacements to glass
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The candelabra issue from Roman 'altar' pedestals, for which a patent was taken out in 1781 by William Parker (d.1784), whose son later entered into partnership with the Perry family (see M. Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Woodbridge, 2000, p. 98, pl. 44).

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