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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.

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Provenance

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

Exhibitions

Christie's London, The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold & Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, London, 1989 (no. 83, p.107)
Goldsmiths Hall, London, Paul De Lamerie: The Work of England's Master Silversmith (1688-1751), 16th May - 22nd June, 1990 (no 104, p. 15716th 

Description

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.

A Highly Important Pair of Figural Candlesticks Reference: 15215.1