• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    A VICTORIAN ELECTROPLATED THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM

    MARK OF ELKINGTON AND CO., CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN ELECTROPLATED THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRUM
    MARK OF ELKINGTON AND CO., CIRCA 1850
    The baluster stem decorated in high relief with foliate scrolls, on conforming shaped circular base, the foliate branches each supporting campana-shaped glass shades and centred by a detachable glass spire, the base engraved with the insignia of the 7th Madras Cavalry
    27 in. (68.6 cm.) high


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    The 7th Madras Cavalry was part of the army led by Major General Arthur Wellesley (1869-1852), the future Duke of Wellington, which defeated the Mahratta army in the Battle of Assaye in 1803.

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