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