10 May 2018
A SET OF SIX RARE AND IMPORTANT CHARLES II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
On a stepped square base with canted corners, the circular well rising to hexagonal baluster stem surmounted by an elongated hexagonal socket, with flat fixed nozzle, base engraved in one corner with a coat-of-arms flanked by acanthus and in another corner with a slightly later earl's coronet, apparently unmarked
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high; 115 oz. 10 dwt.(3,592 gr.)
The arms are those of Cooper impaling Manners, for Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury (1652-1699) and his wife Lady Dorothy, daughter of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, who he married in 1669. He succeeded to the earldom on the death of his father in 1683.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury (1652-1699) and by descent to
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury (1869-1961).
The Earl of Shaftesbury; Christie's, London, 17 December 1952, lot 172.
Acquired from Stuart and Turner, London, June 1953.
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D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 381, no. 418 (illustrated).
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