A Pair of William III Antique English Silver Candlesticks

A Pair of William III Antique English Silver Candlesticks

London, 1701 by John Laughton
$32,500

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Description

Provenance:<br />
by descent to Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary Windsor, sold at
Christie's, July 6, 1966, lot 106, Illustrated plate 6<br />
Conrad Nicholls, M.D.E. (Dealer) 1967<br />
Alastair Dickenson, Ltd.<br /><br />

Literature:<br />
Connoisseur Magazine July 1967, advertisement by Conrad Nicholls, M.B.E., 29-31 Regent Street, London.<br /><br />

Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary Windsor was the 6th holder of the title "Princess Royal," being the daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. She was born on 25th April 1897 and known as Princess Mary of York. In 1922 she married Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood and so became The Countess of Harewood; Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later The Queen Mother, was a bridesmaid at her wedding.<br /><br />

Princess Victoria led an active public life particularly during the two world wars and was also a fervent supporter of The Girl Guides, becoming their Honorary President in 1920. She also became Commander in Chief of the British Red Cross. Throughout her life she remained in contact with her brother, The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII. She died in March 1965, at the age of 67.<br /><br />

John Laughton was a specialist candlestick maker and occupied the same premises (although not at the same time) as Thomas Merry, another candlestick maker. The form and decoration of the candlesticks can be seen in their grandest form on another Royal piece, the Hampton Court chandelier by Daniel Garner now at Colonial Williamsburg.

Dimensions

Size Height: 7 in.
Weight 27 oz. 04 dwt.
Stock No V9711

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