Lot 6
  • 6

A pair of Royal German silver-gilt gaming candlesticks, Franz Heinrich Hannover, Magdeburg, circa 1740

1,500 - 2,000 EUR
3,750 EUR
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fluted deep circular bases rising to knopped baluster stems the sconces later engraved with the cypher of Mary Queen of Hanover, Princess of Sachsen-Altenburg (1818-1907), engraved at the rim with scratchweights W 12 1/8 L and W 12 L, both fully marked at the rim border (2)


Sale, Hanover, Sotheby's, 11 October 2005, lot 2567.

Catalogue Note

Mary Queen of Hanover Princess of Saxe-Altenburg (1818-1907) married George V King of Hanover on 18 November 1843. She was the eldest daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe -Altenburg: her full name being Alexandrine Mary Wilhelmine Catharine Charlotte Therese Henriette Louise Pauline Elisabeth Frederica Georgina. Her first-born son Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) succeeded his blind father as Head of the Royal House of Hanover. She died at Gmunden, Austria and was buried there, whereas her husband was laid to rest in St. George's Chapel, Windsor in 1878.