A magnificent and rare matched pair of George III and George IV silver candlesticks
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1770
ORIGIN: London, England
MAKER: Thomas Heming
WEIGHT: 100.89 troy ounces (110.69 ounces or 3,138.00 grams)
One with mark of Thomas Heming, London 1770, the other with mark probably of William Parkin, London 1823, wax pan with mark of Thomas Heming
Each on shaped triangular base cast and chased with foliage and trailing husk scrolls, the stems each formed as a standing partially robed female figure, her left arm raised and supporting the vase-shaped socket and detachable shaped drip-pan, the socket cast and chased with foliage, the drip-pan in the form of a leaf, the two bases engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on bases, figures, drip-pans and sockets
Height of each: 362mm / 14 1/4"
The arms of those of Arundell quartering others with Conquest quatering others in pretence, for Henry, 8th Baron Arundell (1740-1808) and his wife Mary (d.1813) daughter and heiress of Benedict Conquest of Irnham Hall, Lincoln, whom he married in 1763. The later example made to match for Edward, 10th Baron Arundell.
The 1770 example is one from a set commissioned from Thomas Heming, the Principal Goldsmith to the king, for Henry, 8th Baron Arundell (1740-1808) for his new country house Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, which was being buiolt to the design of architect James Paine (1717-1789) between 1770 and 1776.
A pair from this set sold at Christie's, London, 12 June 2006, Lot 113 (£48,000); others from the set are illustrated, V. Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver 1600-1940, London, p.222, no. 984.
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