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Royal. A pair of George III silver travelling chamber candlesticks and a pair of snuffers, en suite, Samuel Whitford, the snuffers Wilkes Booth, London, all 1808
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Royal. A pair of George III silver travelling chamber candlesticks and a pair of snuffers, en suite, Samuel Whitford, the snuffers Wilkes Booth, London, all 1808
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Royal. A pair of George III silver travelling chamber candlesticks and a pair of snuffers, en suite, Samuel Whitford, the snuffers Wilkes Booth, London, all 1808
moulded borders, the circular bases with screw-in sconces and detachable conical extinguishers, the bases and extinguishers each engraved with two monograms, CR and ES, respectively below a royal crown and a viscount's coronet, with two chamois leather-covered holders
13cm., 5 1/8in. diameter
560gr., 18oz. of silver
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來源

Sotheby's, New York, 24 October 2000, lot 372

相關資料

The monogram CR below a royal crown is that of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III. Born Sophia Charlotte, she was the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz and his wife, Princess Elizabet Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

These candlesticks were evidently part of a group of such items; another, single, similarly engraved travelling candlestick, struck with the same maker’s mark, London, 1803, was sold at Christie’s, London on 23 April 1965, lot 94. See also another pair of travelling candlesticks, also Samuel Whitford, London, 1815, which appear to be engraved with Queen Charlotte’s monogram and crown together with another monogram and coronet, sold Christie’s, London, 6 July 1977, lot 122.

The silver snuffer maker, Wilkes Booth (1752/53-1817), who entered his first mark on 11 October 1787, was the great uncle of the American actor John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865) who on 14 April 1865 fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C. For further information, see Matthew Barton Ltd. (Olympia Auctions), 22/23 May 2019, lot  488.

The Neil & Gina Smith Collection

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