Victorian Sterling Silver Seven-Light Candelabrum
Edward & John Barnard, London, 1852
In the neo-Gothic taste, the knopped stem on tripod base rising to six scrolling branches centering a raised light, the base with presentation inscription Presented to Wadsworth Dawson Busk, Esquire by Richard Paterson in testimony of esteem and sincere friendship 12th of July 1852. Height 30 3/4 inches (78.1 cm), approximately 203 ounces.
Descended in the Busk family
Wadsworth Dawson Busk (1804-1873) was the oldest son of Sir Wadsworth Dawson Busk, Attorney General for England and Wales. Busk managed Giles, Loder & Co., one of the 19th century English merchant houses in St. Petersburg that facilitated trade between the two empires. The candelabra descended to his son Joseph R. Busk who moved to New York City and became the first British Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and winner of the America's Cup in 1881.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
No condition report? Click here to request one.