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Two pairs of matching Edward VII silver wall lights, James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London, 1908/9
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,560 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
161
Two pairs of matching Edward VII silver wall lights, James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London, 1908/9
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,560 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Two pairs of matching Edward VII silver wall lights, James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London, 1908/9
In William III style, openwork backplates of shaped oval form, the vacant reflectors with gadrooned borders flanked by eagle's heads, strapwork, flowers and foliage, surmounted by winged putti holding a blossoming branch in one hand and a flaming urn in the other, each with two scroll branches with gadrooned drip-pans and baluster sockets, two marked James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, 1908, and two marked Wakely and Wheeler, 1909
Quantity: 4
29cm, 11 1/2 in high
3073gr, 98oz 8dwt
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Catalogue Note

These wall lights are copies of an original version made by John Fawdrey in London in 1702. The Fawdrey pair were copied in 1703 by John Rand; a cast of the Rand pair is now housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. These were originally thought to have been Rand's originals, but a spectrographic analysis in 1989 showed that their content was consistent with an early nineteenth century cast, rather than early eighteenth century silver.

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