A rare mid 19th century silver plated King Charles Cavalier Spaniel taperstick / candlestick by Elkington & Co, after John Bell (English, 1811-1895)
A rare mid 19th century silver plated taperstick / candlestick of a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel seated on a comfy tassel cushion, holding the taperstick by Elkington & Co, after John Bell (English, 1811-1895). Lightly gilded decoration to the sconce and panels to the ornate base. Stamped “John Bell Elkington”. Marked beneath the base "PUBḎ BY ELKINGTON & CO” with model number “862”.
John Bell trained and exhibited at the Royal Academy and received several commissions from Queen Victoria. This King Charles Cavalier is no doubt modelled on the Queens favourite and famed Spaniel ‘Dash’.
This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes. Images are available for public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com