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Robert Calderwood
(Irish, active 1726–1766)
Pair of Candelabra, c. 1747
Silver, 16 inches high
Stamped on bottom: “R + C”, with Irish hallmarks of a harp and Hibernia stamp
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 100–101, illus.
RS 6359


This pair of George II-style, two-light candelabra was made by the Irish silversmith Robert Calderwood who was active in Dublin from 1726 to 1766. The ornate rococo style became popular in Ireland during the 1740s. The wolf’s head engraved on the base may be the crest of the original owner.

  


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