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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 560

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF PETER ARCHAMBO, LONDON, 1744

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF PETER ARCHAMBO, LONDON, 1744
    Each on shaped square base and with baluster stem and vase-shaped socket, the bases cast and chased with male and female masks, two vacant cartouches, shells, scrolls and foliage, the stems with shell and Hercules and male mask angles, the sockets and detachable nozzles with foliage borders, engraved beneath the bases with initials, the bases each later engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on bases, the nozzles unmarked
    9 in. (23 cm.) high
    53 oz. (1,650 gr.)
    The arms are those of Hilton, presumably for John Hilton (d.1746) of Hilton Castle, co. Durham. Hilton was M.P. of Carlise in 1727. (2)


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    Provenance

    A Gentleman; Christie's London, 27 November 1974, lot 144.


    Exhibited

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Laing Art Gallery, 1969-1974.