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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 254

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS

    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1737

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1737
    Each shaped circular base cast with foliage rocaille and panels of shells on textured ground, all below beaded border, with a ribbon-tied foliage and rocaille stem and socket, with detachable nozzle, marked under base, the bases and nozzles each further engraved with a number and scratchweight 'No 1 26=7' and '3=17' and 'No 2 26=8' and '3=16', with a pair of later two-light branches cast as foliage
    the candlesticks 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
    with the later arms 15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high
    the candlesticks 60 oz. (1,866 gr.) (2)


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    The design for these candlesticks is closely related to the designs of Juste-Auréle Meissonnier (see for example P. Fuhring, Juste-Auréle Meissonnier Un Genio del Rococo 1695-1750, Turin, 1999, p.352, no. 77 and no. 78.)

    A pair of ormolu candlesticks of the same model, attributed to Juste-Auréle Meissonnier, from the collection of the Marquesses of Hertford are at Wallace House, London (The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture, London, 1996, p.1203).

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