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Pair of Candelabra

Object Details

Title:

Pair of Candelabra

Artist/Maker:

Robert-Joseph Auguste (French, 1723 - 1805, master by royal order 1757)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

1779–1782

Medium:

Silver

Object Number:

84.DG.42

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Object Description

Two candelabra, each with four lights, form part of a set of eight from a silver service of over sixty pieces made for the English King George III, who was also Elector of Hanover in Germany. The service, which included plates, dishes, tureens, mustard pots, and condiment vessels, was made for his palace in Herrenhausen, Germany, and seems never to have been taken to England by the king.

Robert-Pierre Auguste, the leading French silversmith at the end of the 1700s, created the elegant and restrained tapering forms of these candelabra, with their leafy scrolling arms, delicate beading, and putti.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Exposition d'orfèvrerie française civile du XVIe siècle au début du XIXe (April 12 to May 12, 1926)
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), April 12 to May 12, 1926