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A George III silver-gilt tripod candelabrum centerpiece, Benjamin Smith II & James Smith, London, 1809
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LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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706
A George III silver-gilt tripod candelabrum centerpiece, Benjamin Smith II & James Smith, London, 1809
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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A George III silver-gilt tripod candelabrum centerpiece, Benjamin Smith II & James Smith, London, 1809
of substantial weight, raised on three reeded supports with paw feet conjoined by matted leaves and wrapped with serpent tails, the frame hung with grapevine between clusters of melons and peaches, supporting a bowl with scrolling foliate rim and openwork cover applied with a diaper pattern of graduated quatrefoils, with removable glass liner and flowerspray finial cover, fitted with three pairs of candle branches with flower-form sconces, the nozzles with beaded and serrated tips
marked on frame, each grapevine section, bowl, cover, branches and nozzles, and with French control marks, the finial with French control marks only and probably later
height 20 1/2 in.; length 23 1/2 in.
52 cm; 60 cm
264 oz 10 dwt excluding glass
8226 g
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Catalogue Note

This centerpiece is related to one marked by Philip Cornman, 1805 and designed by Charles Heathcote Tatham, for the 5th Earl of Selkirk, sold Sotheby’s New York, 20 October 2011, lot 816, collection of Lily and Edmond J. Safra and now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In this example, the three branches are closer to the design for a "piece of plate, designed and executed in silver for the Earl of Carlisle in the year 1801", published in Designs for Ornamental Plate, 1806. Similar Cornman centerpieces were supplied by Rundell Bridge and Rundell to the 8th Baron Kinnaird in 1806 and to Tatton Park in 1807.

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