SOLD - A Large Pair of George III Antique English Silver Candelabra

SOLD - A Large Pair of George III Antique English Silver Candelabra

Sheffield, 1800 by John Green & Co.

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Description

These are among the largest, most complex, and ambitious candelabra we have ever seen--embodying the marriage of technical experimentation and and classical inspiration which was characteristic of the silversmiths of Sheffield and Birmingham at the end of the eighteenth century.<br /><br />

The arms engraved on the bases are those of Yorke impaling Lindsay quartering Abernathy for Philip Yorke (1757-1834), the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay (1763-1858), daughter of James Lindsay, the 5th Earl of Balcarres. Philip served as the Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire from 1778 to 1790 when he succeeded to the Earldom and ownership of the family seat of Wimple Hall near Cambridge. He was a Colonel in the Army, a Trustee of the British Museum, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Cambridgeshire, High Steward of Cambridge University and was the first Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1801-1806) under the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. In addition the King appointed him to be a Privy Counselor in 1801 and a Knight of the Garter in 1803.<br /><br />

Provenance: Garrard, London c. 1975

Dimensions

Size Height: 34.6 in. (87.88 cm.)
Stock No V889001

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