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By Elkington & Co. (British, founded 1830s)
These exotic candelabra by the celebrated silver manufacturer Elkington Mason & Co, later known as Elkington & Co, would add character to any dining service.
This pair of three light figural candelabra is modelled as two Nubian figure - one male, one female - with each figure depicted sitting under a palm tree. The figures are dressed exotically and draped with jewellery, and each is shown carrying a child.
Each candelabrum is signed 'EMILE JEANNEST FECIT' and marked 'PUBD BY ELKINGTON, MASON & CO'. The French modeller Pierre-Emile Jeannest (1813-1857) worked for both Minton and Elkington. At the Great Exhibition of 1851, held at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, his works for Elkington was praised by the Jury.
Elkington & Co, known as Elkington, Mason & Co between 1842 and 1861, was one of the most important silver and silver-plate manufacturers of the 19th Century in Great Britain. Based in Birmingham, the firm gained an international reputation and received Royal recognition for their highly prized works.
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