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A Set of Four George IV Silver Candlesticks after a French boxwood model, Hyam Hyams, London, 1827
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A Set of Four George IV Silver Candlesticks after a French boxwood model, Hyam Hyams, London, 1827
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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A Set of Four George IV Silver Candlesticks after a French boxwood model, Hyam Hyams, London, 1827

on octagonal bases with rocaille borders, the wells decorated with birds and flowers and engraved with contemporary crest beneath an earl's coronet, rising to knopped stems chased with shells and leaf-tips, the cylindrical sconces with flowerheads, conforming removable octagonal nozzles


fully marked on bases and three nozzles, sconces notch-numbered


height 6 1/8 in.
15.5cm
52oz
1617g
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Provenance

The shoulders cast with the Old English letters DM HR

Literature

(the model): William Beckford 1760-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent, New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2001, no. 107, pp. 377-78.

Catalogue Note

The design of these candlesticks is derived from French boxwood examples, themselves copying Louis XIV silver originals.  The earliest examples in English Revivalist silver were probably those made in 1800 for William Beckford by Paul Storr through Vuillamy and Son, now in the collection of Mrs. Jerome T. Gans; the present sticks, made almost 30 years later, attest to the popularity of the model once revived.  Beckford claimed his own examples were "executed after an original design by Holbein," thus granting them even greater antiquarian mystique.

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York