A Set of Four George II 'Regence' Candlesticks

PAUL DE LAMERIE (worked 1688-1751)

A Set of Four George II 'Regence' Candlesticks

1733 to 1734 United Kingdom

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A Set of four George II candlesticks, London 1733-34, Maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.
In the Regence style, the circular bases chased with a border of shells and foliage, the baluster panelled columns chased with husks and profile busts, each rising from a guilloche chased girdle, the sconces partly chased with a stiff leaves rising from gadrooned octagonal discs, engraved with arms and crests, scratch weights to underside.
The arms are of John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford, K.T. (1707-1767) envoy to the King of Prussia during the invasion of Silesia in 1742 and greatly instrumental in effecting the treaty of Breslau, 11 June 1742. He was invested K.T. by the King of Prussia in 1742 with the addition to his paternal coat-of-arms of the eagle of Silesia. His first wife, whom he married in 1732, was Elizabeth, widow of Robert, 1st Lord Romney, and daughter and co-heir Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell (1650-1707). She was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Orange until 1750 and died at the Hague later that year. The crests (within the insignia of the Order of the Thistle, conferred 1742) engraved on the undersides of these candlesticks are those of of Sir John Carmichael-Gibson, Bt. of Skirling, co. Peebles, the 3rd Earl of Hyndford’s collateral descendant.
Excellent
Montague G. Thorold, Christie's London, 5 March 1919, lot 111
Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1969, lot 246.
Francis E. Fowler III, Sotheby’s, New York, 21 October 1998, lot 91.
Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Dictionary of Silver, London, 1986, p. 174, no. 704.
Dimensions
Height 19.60 cm (7.72 inches)
Weight 2597.00g (83.50oz t)
Stock Code
22419.2
Medium
Silver
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