English Silver Table Centrepiece
John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt
reference number: ES_023
height: 97.2 cm
weight: 642 oz., 19.967 gm.
maker’s mark: IM over ISH crowned of John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt
assay mark of London, 1840
The arms are those of Middleton impaling Williams quartering Hamlyn, for Charles Noel, 2nd Baron Barham (1781-1866) and his third wife Arabella (d.1829), daughter of Sir James Hamlyn-Williams Bt., whom he married in 1820.
An early Victorian nine-light table candelabrum-centerpiece, the shaped circular base on four acanthus and shell feet, applied with three coats-of-arms with baron’s coronet, applied with four stags, with two tiers of foliate branches with sockets, wax-pans and detachable nozzles, the finial formed as an eagle perched atop a tree, with alternative central bowl with openwork acorn and oak-leaf rim, marked on base, coats-of-arms, coronets, deer, branch sockets, wax-pans, sockets, detachable nozzles, finial and bowl rim
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