Candlestick, one of a set of four

On display

These candlesticks belong to the Cumberland collection. The Duke inherited this collection of royal plate when he became king of Hanover in 1837 on the accession of Queen Victoria who, as a woman, could not inherit the title. Much of it has been dispersed over the years, the principal part of being sold in 1923 to the Viennese dealer, Gluckselig, and subsequently to Crichton, Farrer's dealer. Candelabra are comparatively rare in de Lamerie's work. The double scroll branch formula was used by him as early as 1727 and throughout the 1730s.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)


  • Title

    Candlestick, one of a set of four

  • Artist/maker

    Paul de Lamerie (1688 - 1751) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    London (place of creation)
  • Date

    1749 - 1751
  • Material and technique


  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    stick 24.8 cm (height)
    without branches 839 g (weight)
    with branches 36.2 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by G.O. Farrer through the Art Fund, 1946.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 187

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