London, South Kensington
11 June 2013
A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CAST CANDLESTICKS WITH A SET OF FOUR MODERN TWIN-LIGHT CANDELABRA BRANCHES
THE CANDLESTICKS MARK OF ELIZA GODFREY, LONDON, 1749, THE BRANCHES WITH MARK OF ASPREY, LONDON, 1966
Each on shaped circular foot cast and chased with rocaille, foliage and grotesque masks, the baluster stem cast and chased with shells, flowers, foliate scrolls and rocaille, terminating in a baluster socket, with detachable nozzles, the candlesticks and nozzles each engraved with a crest below a baron's coronet, the branches terminating in chased sockets above drip-pans with central berry finial, the candlesticks further engraved with scratch-weights 33=1 and 31=6
14¼ in. (36.5 cm.) high
206 oz. (6413 gm.) (6)
Charles, 15th Baron Stourton (1701-1753) and then by descent to William Marmaduke, 25th Baron Mowbray, 26th Baron Seagrave and 22nd Baron Stourton, M.C. (1894-1965).
The Late Lord Mowbray and Stourton, Sold by Order of the Trustees;
Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1965, lot 76 (part, ungilded).
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The crest is that of Stourton, probably for Charles, 15th Baron Stourton (1701-1753). He married Catherine (d.1785), sister and sole heiress of Francis Walmesley and widow of the 7th Lord Petre, in 1733. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1725.
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