An excellent pair of victorian silver five light candelabra.Designed by Charles Philip Slocombe (1832-1895)
Made by Barnard, retailed by Hancock, London 1865.
approximately 500oz (15.5kg) combined
29 1/2 inches (75cm) high
Charles Philip Slocombe trained at the South Kensington Art school and was later Professor there c1881.
Charles Philip Slocombe is mentioned in the Barnard accounting lists of suppliers from 1857 when he was paid £16 1s 8d until 1872. He attended the School of Design at Somerset House where his talent won four prizes and this led to design work for the silk manufacturers Stone and Kemp and the Lace manufacturer, Charlotte Treadwin who showed his designs at the Great Exhibition in 1851. At the International Exhibition of 1862 he showed 7 designs including three designs for centerpieces. He exhibited Paintings, etchings and engravings at the Royal Academy and became an Art Master at the Schools of Design at South Kensington. He became a Royal Academician and was a well known Victorian painter.
The specific entry for these candelabra, along with a single larger example can be found in the Barnard Daybook from 1865 .The daybook reference is AAD/1988/5/72,p. 765 for the order of June 28th 1865. (daybook images courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Price : £145,000