25 November 2008
A SET OF FOUR GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
MARK OF THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1744
Each on shaped circular base cast with foliage, rocaille and panels of shells on a textured ground, all below a beaded border, with ribbon-tied foliage and rocaille stem and socket, with detachable nozzle, each marked under base, the bases further engraved with a scratchweight '25=13'; '25=3'; '25=16' and '24=18'
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high
112 oz. (3,488 gr.) (4)
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Another set of four, also by Thomas Gilpin, 1744, from the collection of Earls Spencer at Althrop is illustrated in A. Grimwade 'Silver at Althrop II The Candlesticks and Candelabra', The Connoisseur, March 1963, p. 4. no. 4.
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