13 - 14 June 2002
Two pairs of George II silver candlesticks
Mark of Edward Wakelin, London, two 1754, two 1755
Each on square base with gadrooned borders, baluster stem, spool-shaped sockets and detachable circular nozzle with rope-twist border, each engraved with a crest with viscount's coronet above, marked on bases and two nozzles, the bases also engraved with number and scratchweights, 'No. 1 = 30=12, No 2 = 30=7, No 3 = 29=15, No 4 = 29=14', the nozzles numbered 1-4
10in. (25.5cm.) high
The crest is that of Thomas, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, later 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796). (4)
Thomas, 3rd Viscount Weymouth and later 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796) and by descent to
John Alexander, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896) Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
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Victoria and Albert Museum Mss. SD.95.0050, Edward Wakelin's Gentleman's Ledger 1755, folio 162
1896 Inventory, (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), Plate, 'Two pairs of 10" ditto (candlesticks) on square bases with gadroon edges'.
The entry for these candlesticks in Edward Wakelin's Gentleman's Ledger reads:
'The Rt Honble Ld Vissct Weymouth
To 2 pr Nurled Candlesticks & nozils 121oz. 8 48 8s'.
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