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A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN ESTATE
A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA

MARK OF WILLIAM PITTS, LONDON, 1816

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A PAIR OF REGENCY SILVER FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
MARK OF WILLIAM PITTS, LONDON, 1816
Each on shaped circular spreading base, with knopped baluster stem, the foliate scroll branches and central standard with baluster sockets, circular wax pans and removable nozzles, all elaborately cast and chased overall with lion masks, dolphins, eagles, and dragon's heads representing the Four Elements, within swirling scrolls, flowers and rocaille on a matted ground, fully marked
25¾ in. (65.4 cm.) high; 489 oz. (15,220 gr.) (2)

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The complex design of these candelabra incorporates revived baroque and rococo elements common to some of the most innovative silver designs of the Regency era. The most elaborate version of this design, a set of three- seven- and eight-light candelabra dating to 1813, is illustrated in M. Penzer, Paul Storr, 1954, pl. XLIII.

A similar pair of candelabra sold in these Rooms, 19 October 2004, lot 995.
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