PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, MIAMI
A SET OF FOUR SILVER CANDLESTICKS AFTER A THOMAS GERMAIN MODEL, MID 18TH CENTURY
decorated with fluting, entrelac, and ribbon-tied reeded borders, the shoulders with rams’ heads above husk swags
apparently unmarked, the nozzles by Garrards, London, 1845, the bases engraved with weights No 1 / 37-12; No 2 / 36=6; No 3 / 37=2; No 4 / 37=15
149 oz 5 dwt
height 11½ in.
All with base rims dented, some surface wear, otherwise good.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Compare with a pair of candlesticks by Thomas Germain from the Penthièvre-Orléans service, illustrated in Christiane Perrin, François Thomas Germain, orfèvre des rois, p. 93 in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. Other variants are in the Danish Royal collection.