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Pair of Matched George II/IV Sterling Silver Candlesticks

Auction:
2940B
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Pair of Matched George II/IV Sterling Silver Candlesticks, London, one 1757-58, William Cafe, maker; the other 1828-29, William Brown, maker; bobeches unmarked, each with a slender urn-form sconce on a knopped stem with acanthus accents and a flared foot, engraved armorial to bobeches and feet, ht. 9 3/4 in., approx. 39.8 troy oz.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Each with age-related surface wear (slight loss of crispness to surface/armorials), minor nicks and abrasions. Cafe stick with very small area of metal fatigue below sconce and foot does not sit perfectly flush (unobtrusive, rocks very slightly). Otherwise each in good overall condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George II, Acanthus, Ancient Greek architecture, Atomic physics, Candles, Candlestick, Household silver, Light, Matter, Ornaments, Sconce, Silver, Sterling, London

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