A PAIR OF GEORGE IV PARCEL-GILT SILVER CANDLESTICKS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE IV PARCEL-GILT SILVER CANDLESTICKS

MARK OF JOHN BRIDGE, LONDON, 1825

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A PAIR OF GEORGE IV PARCEL-GILT SILVER CANDLESTICKS
Mark of John Bridge, London, 1825
Each shaped triangular base cast with shells and supporting three swans with outstretched necks surrounding a foliate stem surmounted by foliate and berry-clad socket, with removable petal-shaped nozzle, engraved under each base and nozzle with crest and coronet, each marked on base, on each swan, stem, each nozzle, the base inscribed with Latin inscription for Rundell Bridge, and Rundell
6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) high; 62oz. (1939gr.) (2)
Provenance
Other Archer, 7th Earl of Plymouth (1785-1833) married at Knole in 1811 Mary, daughter of 3rd Duke of Dorset (1792-1864)
Trustees of the Knole Estates, sold Christie's, London, May 20, 1987, lot 134
Literature
The Glory of the Goldsmiths: Magnificent Gold and Silver From the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, no.158, p.205
Exhibited
Treasures from National Trust Houses, Christie's, London, 1958, no. 193
"The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection," Christie's, 1989, no. 158
Post lot text
[SUPP DRAWING - BARCODE 2084255BW]
Center table by George J. Morant, with base similar to the candlesticks, illustrated in The Great Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1851, vol. II, pl. 34, p.745, where the design is attributed to the Duchess of Sutherland.

Lot Essay

The crest and coronet are those of Plymouth, for Other Archer Windsor, 7th Earl of Plymouth (1785-1833). In 1811, he married Mary (1792-1864), 1st daughter of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset at her family's estate Knole, Kent. The Earl and Countess lived at Knole for several years following the death of her mother in 1825, and these candlesticks were probably commissioned then.
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