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William Cafe

William Café, apprenticed to his brother John Café 1742, turned himself over to Simon Jouet 1746. Free 1757. Livery 1758. Mark entered as largeworker 1757, probably on the death of his brother John. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks. Known apprentices were Thomas Neale in 1777 and William’s son Thomas in 1784. William died circa 1802-1811.

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William Cafe

William Café, apprenticed to his brother John Café 1742, turned himself over to Simon Jouet 1746. Free 1757. Livery 1758. Mark entered as largeworker 1757, probably on the death of his brother John. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks. Known apprentices were Thomas Neale in 1777 and William’s son Thomas in 1784. William died circa 1802-1811.

  • Circa 1760

    William Cafe

    9440 George II Silver Harlequin Taperstick

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    A rare and very charming antique sterling silver taper stick, the stem modelled in the form of Harlequin. Cast silver. Excellent quality. Lovely patina. Weight 134 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm. Diameter of base 6.6cm. London circa 1760. Maker William Cafe.

    This candlestick was produced over a period of about ten years, mainly by William Café and his brother John.

  • 1754

    William Cafe

    9337 Antique George II Silver Taperstick

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    A very charming little antique silver taper stick with shaped base with knopped baluster stem. Cast silver. Weight 109 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Base diameter 8 cms. The taper stick is marked underneath on 4 corners with English silver hallmarks for London 1754. Maker William Cafe.

  • 1763

    William Cafe

    6673 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks by William Café

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    A magnificent set of antique sterling silver candlesticks with shaped stems on square stepped bases. Excellent quality and weight. Very handsome style with good proportions, gadroon borders and detachable tops. Each stem engraved with an entwined script monogram and 2 with the crest of a barrel and arrow. Weight 2624 grams, 84.3 troy ounces. Height 26.25 cms. Bases 11 x 11 cms. London 1763. Maker William Café.

  • 1765

    William Cafe

    9726 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A good quality pair of antique silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design with little cast clam shells. Heavy cast silver. Weight 1219 grams, 39.1 troy ounces. Height 26cm. Base 12 x 12cm. London 1765. Maker William Cafe. Sterling silver.

  • 1766

    William Cafe

    9900 Pair of George III Antique Silver Chambersticks

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    It’s very rare to find a chamberstick complete with the original snuffer scissors, let alone a matching pair! These elegant antique silver chambersticks have plain classic styling, bead borders and a plain C scroll handle with a thumb piece. To the front of the pan is a hand engraved armorial crest. The candle nozzle is detachable and the snuffer has a little side handle. The snuffer scissors, also known as a wick trimmer, are part made of silver, and part iron. Total weight of silver 743 grams, 23.8 troy ounces. Height 10.3cm. Diameter 15cm. London 1766. Maker William Café, particularly known for his cast candlesticks. Sterling silver.

  • 1761

    William Cafe

    9919 George III Taperstick

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    An unusual antique cast silver taperstick of square based form. This little stick is lovely – superb condition and very attractive detail with deep gadroon borders. Weight 169 grams, 5.4 troy ounces. Height 15cm. London 1761. Maker William Cafe. Sterling silver.

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