A Massive Pair of Early Victorian Cast Silver Four-Light Candelabra, Robert Garrard II, London, 1838
with multi-knopped stems, each supporting a branch section of three foliate scroll arms and a central extension terminating in sockets with wax pans and removable nozzles above a domed and shaped circular base, all moulded with scrolling leaves, flowers, shells and scrollwork
height 25" — 63.2 cm.
June 13, 2019
Robert Garrard II was apprenticed in 1809 to his father, Robert Garrard I, a partner of Wakelin and Company, and gained his freedom of the Grocers’ Company by patrimony in 1816. After the death of his father in 1818, Garrard entered his mark and, with his brothers James and Sebastian, took over the management of the workshop.
During the early 19th century, the firm’s business expanded at a tremendous rate, especially after the joining of Rundel, Bridge and Rundell in the 1820s. A large design studio was set up by them, which was modelled on that developed by Rundel, Bridge and Rundell and employed several well-known painters and sculptors, including Edmund Cotterill. During the mid-19th century, Garrard’s was one of the leading producers of elaborate presentation silver.
In 1830, the Garrards were appointed goldsmiths and jewellers to the king and in 1843, official crown jewellers.
Decorative Arts & Design
Decorative Arts & Design at Waddington’s encompasses a broad and diverse variety of objects. We are specialists in bronzes, items of Canadian historical interest, ceramics, devotional works of art, glass, lighting, militaria, mirrors, objets de vertu, porcelain, silver, scientific instruments, travel and exploration maps, and fine rugs and carpets.