A Highly Important Pair of Figural Candlesticks

A Highly Important Pair of Figural Candlesticks

Silver
George II
London, 1742
Maker's mark Paul de Lamerie

Height: 28 cm, 11 in.
Weight: 2,260 g, 70 oz. 10 dwt.

Each on cast shaped square base with scrolls, foliage, and rocaille, the angles formed as stylized shells, rising to a stem modelled as a putto herm draped in a garland of flowers and fruit, holding aloft a candle socket with auricular and rococo ornament, the removeable shaped circular nozzle cast with a border of flowers and scrolls, marked above the angles of the base.

Hugh Jessop Lrd., London 1947
Christie's , New York, October 1964
Sotheby's London June 1986
His Excellency Mohamed Mahdi Altajir

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