29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 13,700
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
'THE CHILD NYMPH CANDLESTICKS'
A PAIR OF EDWARD VIII SILVER CANDLESTICKS
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1936
Each with circular dished base, the stem with four cast figures below a spool shaped socket, with detachable nozzle, the bases filled, marked on base and on nozzle
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high (2)
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These candlesticks are recorded in Ramsden's workbook as order 2125 'Child Nymphs Candlesticks'. The entry, dated 19 November 1936, records the cost of making the candlesticks as £4-8-0 with a selling price of £7-7-2.
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