• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF J-V. MOREL & CIE, LONDON, 1849

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    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF J-V. MOREL & CIE, LONDON, 1849
    Cast and chased in mid-18th century French style, the domed circular bases, baluster stems and vase-shaped sconces with acanthus and shells, and dark blue enamel strapwork, detachable nozzles, the bases marked 'MOREL &CIE'; 'MOREL.ET CIE LONDRES'
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high; 37 oz. (1,165 gr.) gross weight (2)


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    These candlesticks were produced during the three years that Morel worked in London (1849-52), when he supplied works to royal and aristocratic patrons including Queen Victoria and the exiled French royal family. The Rothschild/Roseberry collection included a similar pair of silver-gilt and blue enamel candlesticks which sold from Mentmore, 19 May 1977, lot 672. That pair is illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, 1986, p. 381, no. 1809.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE INVENTORY OF MARKS ANTIQUES