Two George II Candlesticks in the French 'Regency' Taste
Two George II Candlesticks in the French 'Regency' Taste

JOHN CAFÉ (worked 1742-1757)

Two George II Candlesticks in the French 'Regency' Taste

1751 to 1751 United Kingdom

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Two George II Candlesticks in the French 'Regency' Taste, London 1751
The arms of FORTESCUE quartering CLINTON
See Schroder, Timothy 'British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum' Oxford 2009, vol. 1, p. 462, cat. 180, for a closely related set of four by Paul Crespin, London 1736-7. The author notes that no clear design source emerges but the set in the Ashmolean are predated by a set of the previous year by the Paris goldsmith Nicholas Outrebon. The pattern was one of the more expensive types at the time and evidently quite popular, being made by several goldsmiths and over several decades. The nozzles with egg-and-dart borders, the vase-shape sockets with egg-and-dart borders and chased quatrefoil panels, the square baluster stems with scales and husks, reeded knops and domes with leaves, the shaped circular bases with shell and quatrefoils bands and egg-and-dart borders, engraved with an armorial and a motto 'Forte Scutum Salus Ducum'
Height 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Weight 2076.00g (66.75oz t)
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London 1751
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