Dutch silver candlesticks

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Dutch silver candlesticks

Johannes Schiotling

Amsterdam, 1774

 

858 grams; 25 cm high

 

 

These elegant asymmetrical candlesticks, chased with flowers and foliage rise from high domed, spreading bases bordered by c-scrolls and foliage. The detachable nozzles are moulded with foliage. Fully marked at the interior of the base, also marked with a crowned O for 1807.

 

This pair of candlesticks was presented at the exhibition ‘Johannes Schiotling, een Amsterdamse zilversmid ( 1730-1799) en zijn kring’ in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in 1976. During the Rococo period Johannes Schiotling often made use of flower and foliage motifs in his designs. Another fine example of this decoration is a wonderful wine jug, made in 1770 by Schiotling, which is also in the collection of Jacob J. Roosjen.

 

Provenance:

H.S. Wellby, London, 1973

Private collection, The Hague, 1977

A. Aardewerk, The Hague, ca 1980

Private collection

 

Literature:

Exhibition catalogue, Johannes Schiotling, een Amsterdamse Zilversmid (1730-1799) en zijn kring, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1976-1977, cat. nr. 19