A Regency Six-Light Candelabrum Centrepiece
A Regency Six-Light Candelabrum Centrepiece

BENJAMIN SMITH II (worked from c.1846)

A Regency Six-Light Candelabrum Centrepiece

1809 London

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Silver-gilt London, 1809 Maker’s mark of Benjamin and James Smith
Height: 51.4cm, 20in Weight: 8,210g, 264oz
London, and other flowers, fully marked except for flower spray 297

The centrepiece on three splayed lion’s paw feet with matted leaf-form supports. The supports wrapped with cornucopiae of fruit and leaves linked with swags of grapevine below the egg and dart rim. This in turn supporting a central bowl partly fluted and with a cast collar of scrolling classical foliage. The bowl with pierced trellis design of matted flower heads, with detachable forked candle branches terminating in floral sockets with serrated sconces. The raised centre of the cover fitted with detachable spray of roses and marigolds.
A similar centrepiece but without flower finial, also 1809, sold on three splayed paw feet in Christie's, London, 27th June 1979. Another, on a triangular base and with flower spray finial by Benjamin Smith II, 1813, sold Sotheby's, London, 19th July, below the egg and dart rim, 1973, lot 88.
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dt20.786.5
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