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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

A Victorian sterling silver presentation candelabrum centrepiece of Australian Jewish community interest, Charles Boyton, London, circa 1869

Estimate $40,000 – $50,000

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

the central standard modelled as entwined vines, emanating three vine and leaf cast branches with conforming candle sconces, together with a further three branches supporting pierced silver baskets, rising to a central pierced basket supporting a cut glass bowl, above a tri-form base mounted with three allegorical classical female figures, one representing Justice, another representing Peace, on a naturalistic ground, the base inscribed 'Presented by the / Board of Management / Privileged Members and Sealholders / OF THE / Sydney Synagogue York Street / TO / SIGMOND HOFFNUNG ESQ. / on his embarking for Europe, / as a tribute of their high appreciation / of his valuable Services as / President & Treasurer, / of the Congregation during a period of Seven Years. / SYDNEY, N.S.W. / NISSAN 3rd. 5628. March 26th, 1868.'
approximately 10,620 gms total weight of silver, candelabrum 73.5 cm high, 79.5 cm total height including the crystal bowl

Provenance

Selected Silver, Christie's, South Kensington, 22 March 2007, lot 1432
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

Condition Report

Glass bowl: surface scratches and wear throughout, consistent with age and use over time; multiple chips and losses to the extremities and rim. Candelabrum: repair to the arm of once sconce at the point of connection to the body; areas of tarnishing and polish residue; hallmarks clear; inscription clear; overall good order.

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