A pair of baroque silver candlesticks - Augsburg - Albrecht Biller and Johann II Pepfenhauser 1707-1711




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Silver, cast, chased and engraved, with remains of the original gilding. Marked with Augsburg inspection for 1707-1711, the spouts with the master’s mark Albrecht Biller (around 1681-1720, Seling no. 1777), the feet also with the Augsburg inspection and the master’s mark Johann II Pepfenhauser (1697-1754, Seling no. 1350, 1919). An elegant baluster shaft with Régence decoration on a chased base with a decorative frieze above the passig curly foot, the cylindrical spout surrounded by a wreath of godrones. The rich ornamentation stands in balanced contrast to the smoothly polished areas.

Height 22 cm, weight 1044 g.

Cf. a pair of candlesticks from Pepfenhausers at Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede, Munich 1980, no. 817.



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