27 September 2004
AN ENGLISH SANDSTONE PEDESTAL
SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
Of baluster form, with foliate clasped underside above the waisted and stepped octagonal base
45½in. (115.5cm.) high
With an associated George II bronze plate, engraved J.BAKER LONDON
12in. (30.5cm.) diameter
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Possibly a John Baker, working circa 1740, possibly also in Dublin.
Clifton, op. cit., page 15.
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