Edward Gibson

A Pair of Extraordinarily Sized Candlesticks

Edward Gibson

A Pair of Extraordinarily Sized Candlesticks

Silver
William & Mary
London, 1691
Maker's mark of EG below a crown, Attributed to Edward Gibson

Each candlestick engraved with an Earl’s crest and coronet.

Height: 19 cm, 7 1/2 in. 
Weight: 1,244 g, 40 oz


 

Each candlestick on an octagonal gadrooned base. The knopped stem terminating in a gadrooned spool-shaped socket. The base engraved with a crest below an earl's coronet.

Edward Gibson was son of John Gibson late Citizen and Carpenter of London. He was apprenticed to Thomas Tyso Citizen and Haberdasher of that company on 2nd November 1683. He was made a Freeman of the Haberdashers, 14th November 1690. His hallmark was entered as largeworker, undated, probably April 1697 on commencement of the register. His address is recorded as Bishopsgate Street. 'Free Haberdasher'. Heal records him as a plateworker, near Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate Without, 1691-1713; and Bishopsgate Street, 1697-1721; also Mrs. Gibson, silversmith, Bishopsgate Street, 1755, perhaps a widowed daughter-in-law.

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