• 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 123

    FOUR GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, TWO 1749, TWO 1750

    Price Realised  

    FOUR GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, TWO 1749, TWO 1750
    Each on circular base, with swirling shell motifs rising to a triform stem with recessed swirls and shell ornament, with campana-form socket and removable scalloped circular nozzles, the base engraved with a coat-of-arms, the nozzle engraved with a crest, marked under bases
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high; 90 oz. 10 dwt. (2,822 gr.) (4)


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    The arms are those of Walker of Morton Kirby and Fowkham, Kent, and Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gersh, sold Sotheby's, New York, 18 October 2006, lot 23
    With Alastair Dickenson, London