Edward Barnard & Sons, A Pair of Large Victorian Five-Light Candelabra Edward Barnard & Sons, A Pair of Large Victorian Five-Light Candelabra

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Fine English and Continental silver, Objects of Vertu

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Edward Barnard & Sons

A Pair of Large Victorian Five-Light Candelabra

London, 1843-44
Maker's mark of Edward Barnard & Sons
The arms are those of Leslie, probably for Leslie of Glasslough, Co. Monaghan.

Height: 65.5cm, 25.75in
Weight: 11,358g, 365oz 4dwt

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The candelabra with detachable branches with four boldly cast scrolling foliate embellished arms around a central light. Each capital with detachable fluted nozzles. The main stem with fluting and scale-work and formed as a cast inverted baluster knopp. The shaped circular base cast in relief with demi-lions among rocaille scrolls, pendant flowers. The decoration on the base surrounding three cartouches engraved with two crests and a coat-of- arms. The bases spreading on to six leaf and shell capped scrolling feet. The bases with pricked initials E.W.D.

A similar model was used by Paul Storr for Storr & Mortimer during the 1820s. For another, three-light pair of 1823, with griffin embellished bases, see J.B Hawkins, The Al Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold, Vol. I, London, 1983, pp.162-163.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 9 April 2009, lot 231.