A pair of parcel-gilt figural two-light candelabra By Mappin and Webb, London 1970

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Lot 499
A pair of parcel-gilt figural two-light candelabra
By Mappin and Webb, London 1970

Sold for £ 2,760 (US$ 3,489) inc. premium

Jewellery & Silver

2 Mar 2011, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A pair of parcel-gilt figural two-light candelabra
By Mappin and Webb, London 1970
In the rococo style, on circular bases embellished with scrolls and rockwork, with a standing figure of a boy and girl in 18th century dress and holding a sheaf of corn and a sickle, the scrolling branches with foliate drip pans and detachable sockets, height 23cm, weight 102oz.

Footnotes

  • This design closely follows a set of table salts shown by J V Morel & Co at the Great Exhibition of 1851, After Morel's collapse in 1852, other firms, including Edward Barnard and Sons and hunt and Roskell continued producing their own versions of "rustic children of the Watteau order" (The Crystal Palace and its contents, London, 1852, p.21)
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