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Sale 1905 Lot 899

Fine Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Candelabra

hallmarked London, 1867-1868, by Hunt and Roskell, each with a gadrooned rope-twist standard above a domed square plinth base with gadrooned band and surmounted by a Corinthian capital nozzle fitted with a superstructure of a short standard and four scrolling arms en suite, each terminating in a gadrooned square drip-pan and baluster-form nozzle, engraved on two sides of the base with the arms and on each drip-pan with the crest of Murray, Earl of Dunmore.
h. 24-3/4", w. 18-3/4", d. 13"; 278.35 total t. oz.

Notes: The arms here are presumably those of Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore (1841-1907), who inherited the earldom as a toddler upon the death of his father, Alexander Murray, the 6th Earl, in 1845. The hallmarks show that this fine pair of candelabra was made shortly after the Earl's marriage to Lady Gertrude Coke (1847-1943) in 1866.

Estimate $4,000-7,000

**A superb pair with no significant condition issues. One candelabrum is very slightly (about 4 degrees) out of vertical. Handsome armorial. Each hallmarked (on the basal edge) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London leopard's head; 3) the date letter "m" for 1867-1868; 4) the Victoria's bust duty mark; and 5) the crowned "IH & RR" maker's mark of Hunt & Roskell. Marks worn but legible. The superstructure and all drip-pans and nozzles part-marked. The basal edge additionally inscribed "Hunt & Roskell, late Storr & Mortimer" and "4581".

Sold for $13,750
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