Fabulous Pair of AURUM Solid Sterling Silver St Paul's Candelabra for the Royal Wedding of Charles & Diana, London 1981. This pair of three-light silver and silver-gilt candelabra. Was designed by Hector Miller and Tim Minett for Aurum Designs, issued by order of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the wedding of HRH The Prince of Wales & Lady Diana Spencer.They are Number 187 and 188 of a limited edition of 400. The spread circular foot features panels of gilt flower heads, whereas the stems are held by heraldic beasts, each holding its appropriate coat of arms of those associated with the three principals in the event. The Dragon, his insignia as Prince of Wales: the Celtic badge of chieftainship, first used in English royal heraldry by the Tudors. For Lady Diana, the Griffin, the crest of the Spencers: in legend a guardian of treasure with the appearance of the eagle and lion combined. For St Paul's, the Phoenix, its emblem chosen by Wren.
The cathedral he built replaced old St Paul's, destroyed in the Great Fire of London, as fire had destroyed its two predecessors. Each time, like a phoenix from its ashes, it rose again. Lion Passant for Sterling Silver. Leopard's Head for London. Date Letter'G' for 1981.
Of 59 made for John Sutherland-Hawes' Aurum Designs. In excellent condition with no dings, dents or repairs. Please refer to the photos as they form an integral part of the description. Buyers are reminded that this item is pre-owned and may have associated surface wear. Please contact me if you require any further information or photos.I will combine package and posting costs if the same purchaser buys more than one item. Please see my other listings.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Candlesticks/Candelabra". The seller is "barbason" and is located in this country: GB.
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