A PAIR OF GEORGE II CAST SILVER CANDLESTICKS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE II CAST SILVER CANDLESTICKS

MARK OF WILLIAM SOLOMON, LONDON, 1754

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II CAST SILVER CANDLESTICKS
MARK OF WILLIAM SOLOMON, LONDON, 1754
Each on shaped circular, quilted base cast and chased with shells, the stem terminating in part-quilted baluster socket with gadroon-edged detachable nozzle, one nozzle engraved with a crest of an eagle displayed below an earl's coronet, the sockets later engraved with the same crest below a marquess's coronet, each numbered and engraved with scratch-weights 'No 4, 31:20' and 'No 5, 31:9:2'
11 in. (28 cm.) high
62 oz. (1931 gm.)
Provenance
John Denis Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo (1756-1809) and by descent to
The Marquess of Sligo; Christie's, London, 13 May 1953, lot 131 (part).
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Lot Essay

The crest is that of Browne, almost certainly that of John Denis Browne, 3rd Earl of Altamont and later 1st Marquess of Sligo (1756-1809).
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