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Robert Garrard II (1793 - 1881) A Pair of Victorian Seven-Light Candelabra

Silver-gilt
London, 1865
Maker’s mark of Robert Garrard II

Height: 26 ¾ in, 58cm
Weight: 506oz 19dwt, 15,769g

P.O.A
 

Silversmith Biography

Robert Garrard II was apprenticed in 1809 to his father, Robert Garrard I, a partner of Wakelin and Company, and gained his freedom of the Grocers' Company by patrimony in 1816. After the death of his father in 1818, Garrard entered his mark and, with his brothers James and Sebastian, took over the management of the workshop. During the early nineteenth century, the firm's business expanded at a tremendous rate, especially after the decline of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell in the 1820s. In 1830, the Garrards were appointed goldsmiths and jewellers to the king and in 1843 official crown jewellers. A large design studio was set up by them, which was modelled on that developed by Rundel, Bridge and Rundell and employed several well-known painters and sculptors, including Edmund Cotterill. During the mid-nineteenth century, Garrard's was one of the leading producers of elaborate presentation silver.

Description

Each on triangular base cast on three ram's mask feet, the fluted Corinthian column stems with ribbon-tied borders and acanthus capitals topped by three reeded scrolls and shells holding the central fluted socket. The three detachable branches formed of two reeded scrolls applied with vine-leaves and tendrils.

The base applied with a coat-of-arms beneath a crest, hallmarked on the base, central light, branches, capitals and sconces.

The candelabra stamped with the retailer’s mark of ‘GARRARD PANTON STREET LONDON’.
Each branch numbered 1 to 6

The arms are those of Eaton, probably for Henry Eaton (1816-1891) later created 1st Baron Cheylesmore in 1887, politician and art collector who owned Landseer's Monarch of the Glen.
 

A Pair of Victorian Seven-Light Candelabra (1793 - 1881) Reference: 23804.2