A set of four George II  cast sterling silver  candlesticks the nozzles marked for Edward Wakelin, London, bases of two dated 1754
Lot 1074A
A set of four George II cast sterling silver candlesticks the nozzles marked for Edward Wakelin, London, bases of two dated 1754
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium

Lot Details
A set of four George II  cast sterling silver  candlesticks the nozzles marked for Edward Wakelin, London, bases of two dated 1754 A set of four George II  cast sterling silver  candlesticks the nozzles marked for Edward Wakelin, London, bases of two dated 1754
Property from the Estate of James Stillman, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
A set of four George II cast sterling silver candlesticks
the nozzles marked for Edward Wakelin, London, bases of two dated 1754
Each with a raised scalloped drip-pan over knopped stems on quatrefoil bases, engraved twice with crest of a lion in profile surmounted by an earl's coronet, undersides with scratch marks, No 1 20"13; No 2 20"11; No 4 20"16; No 6 20"11, total weight approximately 80oz troy
height 9 1/4in (48.75cm); width 4 3/4in (12cm)
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Footnotes

  • The crest of YORKE ensigned by an earl's coronet for the EARL of HARDWICKE.

    Philip Yorke, son of a solicitor in Dover, born 1690, becoming a barrister, Member of Parliament and Attorney-General. In 1733 he was raised to the peerage, taking his peerage name Baron Hardwicke from the estate he bought in Hardwicke, Gloucestershire for near £20,000. He became Lord Chancellor, Chief Justice of the King's Bench and Lord Justice (Regent) of the Realm during the absence of King George II. In 1754, Philip Yorke, Baron Hardwicke was created Earl of Hardwicke. He died in 1764 and his son, the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke succeeded to the appointment of High Steward of Cambridge University.
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