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A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS AND BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE CANDLESTICKS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS AND BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE CANDLESTICKS

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS AND BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE CANDLESTICKS
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each with nozzle and drip-pan above a star-cut pan hung with droplets, on a foliate-cast stem and pedestal with ram's mask angles above panels depicting children, on a moulded canted square plinth, on ball feet, restorations and replacements, one nozzle and socket with letter 'L', the other with letter 'M', with further letters on the feet
10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

The jasperware pedestals on this pair of candlesticks are similar to those on a pair of candelabra, sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 10 April 2003, lot 121, and stamped 'WEDGWOOD'. The antique altar pedestals of blue and white jasperware depict scenes of Domestic Employment, derived from designs by Elizabeth, Lady Templetown (d. 1823), whose involvement with Josiah Wedgwood commenced in 1783. A candlestick with an almost identical pedestal to the present lot is illustrated in J. Bourne and V. Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interior, London, 1991, p. 120, fig. 400.

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