A HIGHLY IMPORTANT SET OF FOUR GEORGE I CANDELABRA
The blown panel moulded foot supporting a teared drop knop stem, with quadruple annulated knop's and reticulated containers, these issuing four plain one piece candle arms with decorative knop, drip pan and candle tube fitted with bronze savealls, the central mount fitted with additional candle holder upon a air bead knop.
- Height 40.62 cm / 16 "
- Width 43.8 cm / 17 "
- Period 1700-1749
- Year 1725
- Country England
- Provenance The private collection of Albert Nesle. Albert Founded Nesle inc 1936, for over half a century they established the most prestigious showroom in New York for eighteenth and nineteenth century lighting. For years Albert traveled the world over in order to assemble his outstanding collection of antique lighting fixtures, Upon one of his many visits to India a rich source for antique lighting, Albert discovered the candelabra having been told they were formerly from a monastery in northern India.
- Collections The plain simple form of these candelabra is the earliest example of English glass lighting ever produced, only a handful of examples are know to exist, these include two examples with corning museum one with the V&A and another now with the Chicago museum of fine arts, all of which are made in just glass without metal mounts. The only other known and most closely related example to these were in an anonymous Sotheby's auction in the former collection of Sir Hugh Dawson an avid eighteenth century glass collector.
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A SUPERB QUALITY PAIR OF ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT GLASS CANDLESTICKS WITH A MATCHING COMPORT BY J GREEN & NEPHEWPrice: £12,000.00
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