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Robert Garrard

Set of Four Candlesticks, c. 1804
Silver, 12 inches high
Stamped on base: “R·G”
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 101, illus.
RS 6360


This set of four cast-silver candlesticks was made in London by Robert Garrard. Garrard and his partner John Wakelin took over a silver shop on Panton Street in 1792, but the venture evolved into a family business in 1802 when three of Garrard’s sons began to work there. By 1819 the firm known as R. Garrard & Brothers advertised itself as “goldsmiths and jewelers to his majesty” and was regarded as one of the leading London silver shops.

The simple design of these candlesticks is reminiscent of those made during the Queen Anne period. They display outstanding craftsmanship and quality of engraving. The coiled serpent surmounted by a crown on the top of each candlestick may be the original owner’s crest.


  


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