1 December 2005
A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
MARK OF JOHN QUANTOCK, LONDON, 1751
The shaped circular bases cast and chased with shells, scrolls and, with a tapering knopped stem and a shell decorated socket, the detachable nozzles with leaf and scroll motifs, the bases and nozzles each engraved with a crest, marked underneath, on socket and on nozzle, each engraved with scratchweight '36=3' and '5=0' and '35=6'/'4=2'
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
79 oz. (2,460 gr.)
The crest is that of Burton, for Charles Burton, later 1st Bt. (d.1775). Sir Charles was created a baronet in 1758 and was an Alderman of Dublin and M.P. (2)
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