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William Gould

William Gould, apprenticed to his brother James Gould in 1724, entered his first mark as largeworker in 1732. Like his brother’s, his mark is found virtually candlesticks alone. His greatest work bears the mark of William Alexander on the great Knesworth chandelier of the Fishmongers’ Company, of 1752. Since Alexander’s work is otherwise virtually unknown, it seems certain that he acted as sponsor for the piece and that Gould was the actual craftsman responsible for one of the greatest pieces of rococo silver surviving.

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William Gould

William Gould, apprenticed to his brother James Gould in 1724, entered his first mark as largeworker in 1732. Like his brother’s, his mark is found virtually candlesticks alone. His greatest work bears the mark of William Alexander on the great Knesworth chandelier of the Fishmongers’ Company, of 1752. Since Alexander’s work is otherwise virtually unknown, it seems certain that he acted as sponsor for the piece and that Gould was the actual craftsman responsible for one of the greatest pieces of rococo silver surviving.

  • 1742

    William Gould

    10152 Set of George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £5,650

    This plain design, typical of the period, is enhanced by the unusual feature of the naturalistic shell corners. A handsome set of four antique silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped square bases. Heavy gauge cast silver. Each foot has a hand engraved armorial. Total weight 1,940 grams, 62.3 troy ounces. Height 19.5cm. Diameter of base 11cm. London 1742. Maker William Gould, specialist candlestick maker and great exponent of rococo silver. Sterling silver.

  • 1750

    William Gould

    8548 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    Sold

    An excellent pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Weight 1085 grams, 34.8 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms. Base 11.5 x 11.5 cms. London 1750. Maker William Gould.

  • 1740

    William Gould

    7007 George II Cast Silver Candlesticks by William Gould

    Sold

    An excellent pair of rare early English sterling silver candlesticks. Lovely plain style embellished with broad bands of ribbing, a decoration popular at this time. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square stepped and hollowed out bases with canted corners. Each stick bears the crest of a goats head within the well. Excellent weight and colour. Weight 887 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 17 cms. Base 10.75 cms square. London 1740. Maker William Gould.

  • 1748

    William Gould

    10101 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

    Sold

    A delightful little antique silver taper stick with shaped base and shell corners. Cast silver. Weight 147 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 12.2cm. Base diameter 7.2cm. London 1748. Maker William Gould. Sterling silver.

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