A Set of Four George II Antique English Silver Candlesticks

A Set of Four George II Antique English Silver Candlesticks

London, 1756 by Edward Wakelin
$75,000

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Description

Engraved on base and bobeche with an Earl's coronet, Garter motto and griffin passant crest for Daniel Finch (1689-1769), 8th Earl of Winchelsea and 3rd Earl of Nottingham.

Elected a Member of Parliament at 21, Finch moved to the House of Lords on succeeding to the Earldom in 1730. He served as Comptroller of the royal household from 1725-30, First Lord of the Admiralty from 1742-4, and Lord President from 1765-6. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1752, and was one of the founders and governors of London's Foundling Hospital.

Dimensions

Size 11''(H)
Weight 135 oz.
Stock No V8342

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