A Pair of Victorian Two Light Candelabra
A Pair of Victorian Two Light Candelabra

HUNT & ROSKELL, LONDON (worked 1843-1897)

A Pair of Victorian Two Light Candelabra

1877 United Kingdom

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A pair of Victorian two light candelabra, London 1877, maker's mark of John Hunt and Robert Roskell. Hallmarked on bases, branches and drip pans. The bases also stamped 'Hunt & Roskell Late Storr And Mortimer'. Based on a model By Robert-Joseph Auguste.
Each on circular fluted foot, the tapering stems hung with laurel swags, the double-scroll arms with central urn finial, with detachable wax pans. Engraved on base, wax pans and sockets with a crest and barons coronet. The crest and coronet is that Tollemache, for John Tollemache (1805-1890) of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. He was the largest landowner in Cheshire and was created 1st Baron Tollemache in 1876.
This model of candelabra was supplied by the French royal goldsmith Robert-Joseph Auguste in 1766 to the 4th Duke of Bedford, the English ambassador to Paris. In turn, the Òfine festoon model was widely imitated by English goldsmiths who supplied numerous patrons eager for silver in the latest French taste. The model remained popular throughout the 19th century. (see: Helen Clifford, Silver in London, The Parker and Wakelin Partnership, 1760-1776, 2004, pp. 168-70)
Weight 106.00oz t (3296.60g)
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