A PAIR OF GEORGE III SOLID SILVER CANDLESTICKS, 1770
Description: A very fine and pair of silver candlesticks
Hallmarks: William and James Priest, London 1770
Condition: Excellent with minimal surface wear, no dents or scratches
Provenance: The arms shown on the candlesticks are those of the Blagden (female) of Keevil, Wiltshire, probably for Eleanor Blagden (d.1785). The clothier, Roger Blagden, built Blagden House in Keevil in the late 16th Century. The property remained in the family for several generations, the house remodelled by Edward Blagden (d.1730) in 1710. His son, also Edward, died without issue in 1748, the estate passing to his sisters, both unmarried, Anne who died in 1773 and the above Eleanor. The estate then went via the cousins to the Chamberlaine family. Eleanor may not have lived at the house in Keevil, as her will describes her as a spinster of Devizes, mentioning a number of other properties, including one in Petty France, Westminster.
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