A pair of early 18th Century Dutch candlesticks by Rudolf Somers, Maastricht, circa 1710 (maker's mark only),

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Lot 35
A pair of early 18th Century Dutch candlesticks by Rudolf Somers, Maastricht, circa 1710 (maker's mark only),

Sold for £ 11,162 (US$ 15,353) inc. premium
A pair of early 18th Century Dutch candlesticks
the short columns with two cushion-shaped knops, the upper one plain, the lower gadrooned, with gadroon borders and octagonal bases, the cylindrical capitals fluted at base and pierced with a clover motif to one side, maker's mark only to base, the base inscribed with contemporary initials "W.R" and later inscribed around the inside of foot with a 20th Century English presentation inscription, the later detachable nozzles with stamped gadroon borders, bearing an assay scrape only, 16cm. high, 16oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • See P. 192, C53 "Maastricht Zilver" exhibition catalogue 1978 for a photograph of the maker's mark.
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