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Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000
ca. US$78,596 - US$117,894
Price realised:  £46,850
ca. US$92,056
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS WITH A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDLEARMS TO MATCH
THE CANDLESTICKS WITH MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, CIRCA 1760, THE BRANCHES WITH MARK OF MATTHEW BOULTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1820
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS WITH A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDLEARMS TO MATCH THE CANDLESTICKS WITH MARK OF WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON, CIRCA 1760, THE BRANCHES WITH MARK OF MATTHEW BOULTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1820 Each square base with robust foliage corners, the vase shaped stem on a rising fluted plinth, applied with foliage swags and below a foliage socket, the later branches reeded and terminating in foliage sockets with detachable nozzles and integral drip-pans, with a central vase socket with detachable finial, engraved on the branches with two crests, the candlesticks each marked underneath with maker's mark only four times, further engraved with a number and scratchweight 'N o 3 47"9' and 'N o 6 47"12', the candlearms marked at base, on nozzles and on finial 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high 192 oz. (5,982 gr.) The crests are those of Dodsworth and Smith, almost certainly for Sir Edward Dodsworth (1768-1845). He was born Edward Smith, eldest son of Sir John Silvester Smith, 1st Bt., but in 1821 he assumed by Royal License the surname Dodsworth in lieu of his own in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle the Rev. Frederick Dodsworth D.D., Canon of Windsor. He married Susannah (d.1830), youngest daughter of Col. Henry Dawkins of Standlynch, Wiltshire, in 1804, however, the marriage was childless and on his death the title and estates passed to his bother Sir Charles Dodsworth 3rd Bt. (1775-1857) (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Four British Collections Including Important Furniture
Date of the auction: 5 Jun 2008
Address: Christie's
5 June 2008, London, King Street