Rococo Silver Candlesticks by Alexander Johnston

  • These outstanding Georgian silver candlesticks exhibit the exuberant Rococo style
  • Crafted by Alexander Johnston, these candlesticks deeply chased decoration in a well-balanced design
  • Hallmarked London, 1751
  • 10 ¾” high
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Item No. 29-2695

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An outstanding pair of sterling silver candlesticks by English silversmith Alexander Johnston. Reflecting the mid-18th century Georgian taste for the Rococo style, these candlesticks feature deeply chased decoration, from shells and palms to acanthus and rosettes, as well as an engraved armorial on each pedestal. Their exuberant yet balanced design is characteristic of the sophisticated style brought to England by French Huguenot silversmiths in the 1700s. Alexander Johnston first entered his mark in 1747, and work such as his, as well as that of artists like the celebrated Paul de Lamerie, indicated the adoption of French forms in all of the decorative arts, from furniture to textiles, hailing the dramatic shift from the more restrained Classical manner. Excellent condition.

Hallmarked London, 1751

4" diameter x 10 3/4" high
Stunning Rococo design distinguishes this pair of Georgian candlesticks
Maker: Johnston, Alexander
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Candelabra/Candlesticks
Depth: 4.0 Inches
Width: 4.0 Inches
Height: 10.75 Inches
Style: Georgian

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