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South Staffordshire, England
PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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South Staffordshire, England
PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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South Staffordshire, England
PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS
of typical form, painted overall with blue flower sprigs, detachable sconces
enamel
24.5 cm., 9 5/8 in.
18th century
Made circa 1765.
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Literature

Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 2, Dining Room, ‘A pair of French [sic] enamel candlesticks with dome bases with panels painted scenes etc. gilt. 12” high’ (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1). 

This pair of candlesticks and the following two lots are probably those from five pairs listed at Notley Abbey in 1948. Vivien was a keen collector of 18th century enamel ware. Hugo Vickers writes 'There seemed little evidence of rationing at Notley's dining-room table, exquisitely adorned with Battersea enamel candelabra, flowered Capodimonte dinner plates and Georgian silver' (Vickers, op. cit., p. 170).

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London