• 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 67

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOT, LONDON, 1830

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV SILVER-GILT CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF WILLIAM ELLIOT, LONDON, 1830
    In the rococo taste, each shaped circular base cast with lion's masks, rocaille and flowers, rising to a spiraling baluster stem with removable nozzle, the base and nozzle engraved with monogram LB beneath a Viscountess's coronet, each marked on base and nozzle
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high; 78 oz. (2,429 gr.) (2)


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    Caption:
    Louisa, Viscountess Beresford, from The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females, Including Beauties of the Courts of George IV and William IV, 1833, Vol II, p. 17



    The initials are those of Louisa Beresford (d. 1851) who married secondly William, Viscount Beresford (1768-1854), a hero of the Peninsular War.

    Provenance

    Louisa, Viscountess Beresford (d.1851) and then by descent, sold
    Christie's, London, 29 November 2007, lot 523
    Alastair Dickenson, London