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William Cripps

( Unknown - 1767 )

A Set of Four George II Candlesticks

William Cripps

( Unknown - 1767 )

A Set of Four George II Candlesticks

By William Cripps
London, 1743 – 1746

Height: 23 cm, 9 in.
Weight: 2,542 g, 81 oz. 14 dwt.


Each candlestick on a spreading circular base with foliate rocaille motifs at intervals below a band of flowerheads. The stem formed of panels of concave rocaille decoration enclosed by acanthus scrolls, the spool-form socket with a band of shells. The detachable scalloped circular sconces chased with a border of rocaille, engraved on base and sconces with a crest.

 

Son of Edward Cripps late Newport in the County Of Buckingham yeoman deceased, apprenticed to David Willaume junior 8 January 1731. No premium stated. Free, 2 May 1738. First mark entered as largeworker, 31 August 1743. Address: Crown and Golden Ball, Compton Street. Second mark, 16 July 1746, on moving to Golden Ball, St James's Street. Livery, January 1750. Third mark, 16 November 1751. Died about 1 September 1767, according to the apprenticeship to him of William Hall and the turning over of the latter 3 September of that year. As might be expected from his training under Willaume he became an accomplished craftsman and a versatile exponent of the rococo style; to judge from his surviving pieces he enjoyed a considerable clientele.

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