A Royal Pair of Impressive George IV Five-Light Candelabra
A Royal Pair of Impressive George IV Five-Light Candelabra
A Royal Pair of Impressive George IV Five-Light Candelabra

CHARLES & JOHN FRY (worked from c.1820)

A Royal Pair of Impressive George IV Five-Light Candelabra

1824 to 1825 London

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London, 1824-25
Makers’ mark of Charles & John Fry
Bearing the Royal Coat-of-Arms for one of the sons of George III

Height: 74cm, 29in, width: 46cm, 18.1in

The candelabra with shaped circular bases, the baluster knopped stems and baluster sconces richly cast and chased with rocaille and floral ornament. The guilloché stems above boar chased knops and below lion masks, rising to detachable branches. These branches cast and chased with scrolling acanthus, the central knops further applied with acanthus and floral decoration.
Each candelabrum with cast and applied Royal coats-of-arks to both sides of the base. Fully hallmarked

George III had seven sons, however, from an evidential point of view there are only five who could have owned these candelabra, his eldest son, George, had succeeded to the throne as King George IV in 1820 and his, fourth son, Edward Duke of Kent, died in the same year. The difficulty in assigning ownership of these candelabra to one of the five surviving sons arises when examining the royal cadency mark of the label of three points modelled on the shoulders, of the lion and unicorn supporters to the arms. These should ordinarily be charged with devices that would identify the prince concerned. Royal cadency marks should also appear on the arms and about the neck of the lion in the crest. In the, present example, the label is omitted altogether on the arms and does not appear to be shown around the neck of the crest. This is quite common with cast coats-of-arms.
As a point of interest, all versions of the, royal arms used by members of the royal family, save for the sovereign, are not granted by the Kings of Arms, but are assigned by Royal Warrant, generally when they reach their majority, and are then recorded in the Official Records of The College, of Arms. The Royal Warrant would also specify the devices to be charged upon the three-pointed label.
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