A Set of Four George III Neo-Classical Candlesticks

JOHN CARTER II (worked c.1760-1790)

A Set of Four George III Neo-Classical Candlesticks

1774 United Kingdom

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A set of four George III candlesticks, London 1774, maker's mark of John Carter.
Cast, the square bases chased with flutes above acanthus and bead borders, the crested baluster columns embellished with stiff leafage and pendant husks, similarly embellished vase-shaped sconces, fluted and beaded nozzles, engraved with initials AB, scratch weights and numbered 1-4, crested, nozzles initialled . The crest is that of Bacon of Raveningham Hall, Norfolk, probably for Sir Edmund Bacon, 8th Bt. (1749-1820)
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Sotheby's London, 19 November 1981, lot 49. The crest is that of Bacon of Raveningham Hall, Norfolk, probably for Sir Edmund Bacon, 8th Bt. (1749-1820), whose ancestor was Sir Nicholas Bacon (1509-1579), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal during the reign of Elizabeth I. The initials AB are probably those of Sir Edmund’s second wife, Anne (1749-1813), daughter of Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 1st Bt., whom he married at St. Marylebone on 29 January 1778.
Dimensions
Height 27.20 cm (10.71 inches)
Weight 2842.00g (91.38oz t)
Stock Code
22576.5
Medium
Silver
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