• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A PAIR OF DUTCH SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    MARK OF DIRK VAN DE GOORBERG, DELFT, THE CANDLESTICKS 1764 AND 1765, THE BRANCHES 1778

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    A PAIR OF DUTCH SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    MARK OF DIRK VAN DE GOORBERG, DELFT, THE CANDLESTICKS 1764 AND 1765, THE BRANCHES 1778
    Each on domed spiral fluted base with scroll border, with three scrolling arms, each terminating in a fluted socket with detachable nozzle cast as foliage, marked on foot and on branches, also with later tax marks
    18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high
    gross weight 96 oz. (2,981 gr.) (2)


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    Dirk van de Goorberg, who was admitted to the Deflt guild of silversmiths in 1747, seems to have favoured in his work the use of typically Dutch rococo ornament. Besides the present candelabra he also produced a brazier, marked for 1748, a salver, 1753, a mustard-pot, 1777 and a tea-kettle and stand, 1778 (J. W. Fredericks, Dutch Silver, The Hague, 1952, pl. 126. vol II, p. 140, pl. 189, 190, 188 and 191 respectively) each in a similar style.

    Van de Goorberg's mark also appears on a pair of two-light wall-sconces with similar sockets, wax-pans and nozzles to the present example, formerly in the collection of A. C. R. Dreesmann (Christie's Amsterdam, 16 April 2002, lot 1024) and which are further illustrated in R. Baarsen et al, Rococo in Nederland, Amsterdam, 2001, p. 163, no. 85.

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