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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    ONE MARK OF HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1867, ONE ALFRED BENSON & HENRY HUGH WEBB, SUCCESSORS TO HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1890

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    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    ONE MARK OF HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1867, ONE ALFRED BENSON & HENRY HUGH WEBB, SUCCESSORS TO HUNT AND ROSKELL, LONDON, 1890
    Each on triangular pedestal base with scroll feet, acanthus leaves and three cartouches, one engraved with a crest and garter motto, the base supporting a putto holding a grape bunch and a central standard formed as a grape vine with pendant grape bunches and issuing three candle branches with flower, lozenge and rocaille sockets and waxpans, with detachable nozzles (one lacking), with conforming central socket, one marked Benson & Webb on base, putto, three sockets, mark of Hunt and Roskell on one socket, central standard branch, three nozzles 1867; one mark of Hunt & Roskell on base, putto, three arm branch, three sockets, and one nozzle, the central standard branch, one socket and one waxpan mark of Benson & Webb
    26 in. (66 cm.) high; 362 oz. (11,275 gr.) (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A SOUTHERN COLLECTOR