Pair of large candlesticks (part of a set), Asprey (British, founded 1781), Gilt bronze, malachite, British, London

Pair of large candlesticks (part of a set)

Asprey (British, founded 1781)
British, London
Gilt bronze, malachite
Height (each): 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, Loretta Hines Howard and Charles Hines, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hines, and J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.88.4, .5
Not on view
The set (1982.88.1–.8) was shown at the Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851. Except for the paper knife, each piece is engraved underneath with Asprey's name and address and the words Exhibition 1851.
Marking: On each, on underside of body: C. Asprey, 166 Bond St. Exhibition 1851 Class 29. No. 50; scratched next to above, on .5: 18; on .4: 18 ea
[ Kurt Gluckselig , New York, until 1982; sold as a set to MMA ]