London, South Kensington
25 September 2001
FOUR QUEEN ANNE SILVER CANDLESTICKS
MARK OF ANTHONY NELME, 1706, BRITANNIA STANDARD
each slightly domed square base with canted corners and an engraved coat-of-arms, supporting the tapering stems, with a spool form sconce and a detachable conforming nozzle, engraved with a crest, the underside engraved with a scratchweights 16=4=12; 15=17; 17=0=0; and 16=2=12 - 21cm (8¼ in), 68oz.
See Illustration (4)
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A very similar set of four candlesticks by the same maker from 1714-1715 is at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and are illustrated on page 507 of the collection catalogue by Beth Carver Wees.
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