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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS FLOOR-STANDING CANDLESTICKS
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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS FLOOR-STANDING CANDLESTICKS

ATTRIBUTED TO A W N PUGIN FOR JOHN HARDMAN & CO, MID-19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS FLOOR-STANDING CANDLESTICKS
ATTRIBUTED TO A W N PUGIN FOR JOHN HARDMAN & CO, MID-19TH CENTURY
Of cast brass with bands of pierced Gothic floral decoration and with engraved brass roundels and applied with engraved brass shield, crest and ward of the Ward family of Gilston Park, Hertfordshire
56½ in. (144 cm.) (2)
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Lot Essay

For another candlestick in this series see Bonham's London. Pugin and the Gothic Revival, 15th July 2009, lot 30.

The heraldry pertains to the family of William George Ward (1812-1882). A fellow of Balliol, Oxford, and one of the Anglican 'Oxford Men'. A champion of Pugin, Ward moved to St.Edmund's college, Ware, a Catholic seminary. Whilst there, Pugin designed the chapel at St. Edmund's, circa 1846-1851. These candlesticks were almost certainly designed by Pugin and made by Hardman for the chapel and are similar to the pascal candlestick at St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, and the standards at Jesus College, Cambridge.
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