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Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes, London silversmith, apprenticed to plateworker Christopher Shaw 1655, free 1662. Shaw ran a substantial workshop, having 6 apprentices between 1663-1672 and by 1670 he seems to have become a large sub-contractor to Edward Backwell, making a significant part of the large 3,270 oz dining service supplied to Prince Rupert. Hughes died c.1677.

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Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes, London silversmith, apprenticed to plateworker Christopher Shaw 1655, free 1662. Shaw ran a substantial workshop, having 6 apprentices between 1663-1672 and by 1670 he seems to have become a large sub-contractor to Edward Backwell, making a significant part of the large 3,270 oz dining service supplied to Prince Rupert. Hughes died c.1677.

  • 1663

    Thomas Hughes

    9350 Antique Charles II Pillar Candlestick

    £12,500

    An extremely rare early English silver candlestick from the reign of Charles II. It has a triple pillar column and square stepped base, all with a silver gilt finish. The base is engraved with two contemporary armorials and the motto “Manus Iusta Mardus” for the Maynard family*. Weight 638 grams, 20.5 troy ounces. Height 23.3cm. base 18.3cm square. Stamped underneath in three corners for London 1663. Maker possibly Thomas Hughes* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). Sterling silver.

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