Candlestick, one of a set of fourOn display
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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)
Candlestick, one of a set of four
Artist/makerPaul de Lamerie (1688 - 1751) (goldsmith)
Date1749 - 1751
Material and technique
Dimensionsstick 24.8 cm (height)
without branches 839 g (weight)
with branches 36.2 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by G.O. Farrer through the Art Fund, 1946.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
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Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 187