Pair of George II Seamed Brass Candlesticks
Pair of George II Seamed Brass Candlesticks
Pair of George II Seamed Brass Candlesticks

GEORGE GROVE (worked from 1748-1768)

Pair of George II Seamed Brass Candlesticks

c. 1750 England

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With shaped nozzles with petal edges, tall double knopped stems and corner lobe bases.

In 'A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and other Base Metalware c.1600-c.1900' (Marwood House, Devon, 2001), Roderick Butler records the marks of the maker George Grove of Birmingham (fl.1748-1768), revealing that this pair of candlesticks are stamped with Grove’s mark II. Butler explains that George Grove is variously recorded from 1748-1768, and that the earliest extant 'Birmingham Directory' of 1767 lists him as a candlestick maker, just a year before his death. Butler illustrates four candlestick patterns made by Grove (figures 60-63, p.42). Figure 63 shows a similar candlestick design.
Bibliography: For a similar pair of candlesticks by George Grove, see Rupert Gentle and Rachael Field, 'Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820' (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1994), fig.85, p.147.

Eloy Koldeweij’s 'The English Candlestick: 1425-1925' (Christie’s, London, 2001) illustrates a comparable pair of brass candlesticks made by George Grove, also stamped and with petal bases.
Height 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Width 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
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Both cast with maker's mark, stamped on the base: ‘GEO. GROVE’.
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