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Lot 2142: EIGHT MATCHING GEORGE III SILVER CANDLESTICKS, EBENEZER COKER, LONDON, 1763 (4) - 1764 (4) |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: stepped square bases with gadroon rims, spiral-fluted centers rising to baluster stems, fluted shoulders, and campana sconces with matching borders, spiral-fluted detachable square nozzles, 1763 examples engraved with discreet crest on stems
one sconce with small dent, one nozzle with splitting and repairs to flange, two of the uncrested sticks engraved with block initials W*E underneath base, overall good condition with minor dings to all
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: height 10 1/2 in.
Literature: George Parker, “Lighting and Dining in the Eighteenth Century: Silver Pewter, Brass and Bronze,” Wisconsin Academy Review, 43: 3 (Summer 1997), 15.