A Magnificent Set of Royal Candelabra

A Magnificent Set of Royal Candelabra

George III
London, 1807
Maker’s mark of Benjamin Smith
 
Height: 59 cm, 23 1/4 in. 
Weight: 9,020 g, 290 oz

Each on stepped circular base with gadroon detail, fanned ribbed platform with a rising socle, the stems formed as vase shaped columns with four pairs of feet and with four classical female heads with fruit head dresses, the detachable branches formed as stylised scroll dolphins, part covered in acanthus and with a clasped rosette motif, the sconces of Roman lamp form.
 
The full achievement of arms plus a badge consisting of the Royal Ducal coronet surmounting the crest within the Garter for the son of George III.

Sotheby's New York, 21st October 1998, ex collection Francis E Fowler III, lot 61

See E. Alfred Jones, The Gold & Silver of Windsor Castle, pl. LXXX for similar candelabra in the Royal Collection.
 

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