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Candlesticks

Few domestic antique silver candlesticks still exist before the reign of Charles II and 17th century examples are usually made from sheet silver and are light in weight. Cast candlesticks started to appear circa 1685 and are much heavier in weight. The first loaded candlesticks appeared circa 1765 and are made of sheet silver, and not cast.

Although many early candlesticks had fixed nozzles the first cast candlesticks were made without these useful drip pans. During the period c.1735-50 candlesticks with detachable nozzles appeared which facilitated much easier cleaning.

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Candlesticks

Few domestic antique silver candlesticks still exist before the reign of Charles II and 17th century examples are usually made from sheet silver and are light in weight. Cast candlesticks started to appear circa 1685 and are much heavier in weight. The first loaded candlesticks appeared circa 1765 and are made of sheet silver, and not cast.

Although many early candlesticks had fixed nozzles the first cast candlesticks were made without these useful drip pans. During the period c.1735-50 candlesticks with detachable nozzles appeared which facilitated much easier cleaning.

  • 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.

  • 1703

    Richard Syng

    9427 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of early antique silver candlesticks dating from the reign of Queen Anne. Britannia standard silver*. Good size and weight. These fine candlesticks stand on square canted corner bases with reed columns and multiple gadroon borders. Fixed circular candle sconces. To the front is a large decorative cartouche, typical for this style. Weight 730 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Height 23cm. Base 14.2×14.2 cms. London 1703. Maker Richard Syng.

  • 1713

    Thomas Folkingham

    9770 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £8,750

    A rare pair of antique English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s. Britannia standard silver*. Very solid cast silver with octagonal form and baluster columns. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Each stick bears a hand engraved lion crest, for the Turnor family, on the base. Excellent colour. Weight 671 grams, 21.5 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Base 10.3 cms square. London 1713. Maker Thomas Folkingham.

    These make a matching set of four with #9767.

  • 1713

    Thomas Folkingham

    9767 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £8,750

    A rare pair of antique English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s. Britannia standard silver*. Very solid cast silver with octagonal form and baluster columns. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Each stick bears a hand engraved lion crest, for the Turnor family, on the base. Excellent colour. Weight 707 grams, 22.7 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Base 10.3 cms square. London 1713. Maker Thomas Folkingham.

    These make a matching set of four with #9770.

  • Circa 1716 - 1730

    Georg Matthias Einboke

    9986 Antique German Silver Candlesticks

    £2,750

    A handsome pair of antique silver candle holders of plain, early design with knopped columns, shaped bases and detachable nozzles. Each has a monogram in old fashioned script inscribed inside the sunken well. Total weight 643 grams, 20.6 troy ounces. Height 19.8cm. Base 13cm. Braunschweig 1716-30. Maker Georg Matthias Einboke.

  • 1726

    Francis Turner

    9608 George I Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An excellent pair of early English cast candlesticks of hexagonal form. Sterling silver. Good plain style and very desirable shape. Excellent colour. Heavy gauge silver. Each has a hand engraved crest within the well of the base. Weight 759 grams, 24.4 troy ounces. Height 17 cm. Base 10 cm. London 1726. Maker Francis Turner.

  • 1737

    James Gould

    9026 George II Silver Candlesticks

    Reserved

    A handsome pair of antique silver candle holders. Very attractive design with knopped columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Each has a hand engraved armorial within the well of the base. The detachable sconces are matching but probably made a few years later as candlesticks of this date were generally made without.Total weight 891 grams, 28.6 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Base 10.2. London 1737. Maker James Gould. Sterling silver.

  • 1740

    Thomas Gilpin

    8646 George II Silver Candlesticks

    £4,950

    A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. The sconces are hand engraved to one side with an armorial within a decorative cartouche, the other side with a crest. Underneath there is a hand engraved inscription. Weight 943 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1740. Maker Thomas Gilpin.

  • 1741

    Elizabeth Godfrey

    9910 Set of 4 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An exceptional set of antique silver candlesticks in the French Huguenot taste. Fine quality and made of heavy gauge cast silver. The early rococo style bases are decorated with seashells, flowers and scrolls. Total weight 2,444 grams, 78.5 troy ounces. Height 20.3cm. Diameter of base 12.3cm. London 1741. Maker Elizabeth Godfrey.

  • 1751

    William Cripps

    9899 Set of 4 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £13,500

    A fantastic quality set of four antique silver candlesticks, cast in high relief with an unusual aquatic theme incorporating sea swirls and foam. Good size and heavy cast weight. The top of each of the bases has an intricately hand engraved armorial. The nozzles are original, rare for this early date, and click into place which is a nice feature. Weight 3723 grams, 119.7 troy ounces. Height 27cm. Diameter of base 14.7cm. London 1751. Maker William Cripps. Arthur Grimwade describes Cripps as an accomplished craftsman and versatile exponent of the rococo style who enjoyed considerable clientele.

  • 1752

    James Gould

    9421 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £2,750

    An unusual pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with a 6 shell base and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Hand engraved to each foot and nozzle is the crest of a winged animal over a crown (worn). Weight 1072 grams, 34.4 troy ounces. Height 22cm. Base 13.4cm. London 1752. Maker James Gould.

  • Circa 1760

    Frantz Peter Bunsen

    9944 German Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £4,850

    A stunning pair of antique silver candlesticks in the plain style typical of the George II period. Very heavy quality. The classic design incorporates square bases with fluted corners, baluster stems and octagonal vase sconces. Weight 905 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 20.5cm. Width of base 12cm. German silver marks for the town of Hanover. Maker Frantz Peter Bunsen. Date letter E, circa 1760.

  • 1762

    John Hyatt And Charles Semore

    9328 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £2,550

    A good pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Each has a hand engraved crest, both to one corner of the base and also to the front centre of the base. Weight 854 grams, 27.4 troy ounces. Height 20 cm. Base 10.7 x 10.7 cm. London 1762. Maker John Hyatt and Charles Semore.

  • 1774

    Robert Jones

    9094 George III Silver Candlesticks

    £3,250

    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with detachable sconces. Very attractive design with a decorative vase shaped stem and shaped bases with shell motifs. This design is repeated on the detachable sconces. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. These are a copy of an earlier design, probably custom made to match an existing pair. Total weight 920 grams, 29.5 troy ounces. Height 21cm. Base 10.8c,. London 177. Maker Robert Jones. There is a similar pair c.1735 in Peter Waldron’s esteemed work “Price Guide to Antique Silver”.

  • 1784

    Daniel Smith And Robert Sharp

    8693 Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks

    £2,750

    An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic plain design with simple embossed borders. Height 30 cms. Base length 16 cms, width 12.5 cms. Sheffield 1784. Maker Smith and Sharp.

  • Circa 1784

     

    9888 Antique French Silver Candlesticks

    £2,550

    A fine pair of 18th century silver candlesticks of tall proportions with bead borders and attractive leaf and scale decoration. Detachable nozzles. Each has a vacant sunburst cartouche. Total unfilled weight 941 grams, 30.2 troy ounces. Stamped underneath the bases with French silver marks for Lille, France. Maker’s mark “EL DV”. Circa 1790.

  • 1802 - 1804

    John Green & Co.

    9634 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £1,950

    An excellent pair of antique sterling silver candle holders of plain classical design. Having tapering acanthus decorated stems and circular bases with bands of engine turned and classical motif decoration. Detachable nozzles. Heavy gauge silver, Gross filled weight 2,215 grams, 71.2 troy ounces. Height 32.8 cm. Diameter of base 14.7 cm.. Sheffield 1802/04. Maker John Green & Co.

  • 1813

    John Scofield

    9390 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £6,750

    A fine pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tapering acanthus decorated stems and circular bases with an engraved owl crest. Classic plain style. The nozzles have a shaped frieze. Heavy gauge silver, unfilled. Weight 1312 grams, 42.1 troy ounces. Height 33 cm. Diameter of base 14.2 cm. London 1813. Maker John Scofield.

  • 1827

    Thomas And John Settle

    8140 Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

    £1,550

    A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad bands of gadroon and shell ornament. Detachable nozzles. The candlestick top fits inside a sleeve within the bottom half of the stick so that the height of the columns can be adjusted. Height 22.5/28cm. Diameter of base 12.5cm. Sheffield 1827. Maker John & Thomas Settle. Makes a set of four candlesticks with #8143.

  • 1828

    Thomas And John Settle

    8143 Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

    £1,550

    A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad bands of gadroon and shell ornament. Detachable nozzles. The candlestick top fits inside a sleeve within the bottom half of the stick so that the height of the columns can be adjusted. Height 22.5/28cm. Diameter of base 12.5cm. Sheffield 1828. Maker John & Thomas Settle. Makes a set of four candlesticks with #8140.

  • Circa 1840

     

    10124 Antique Silver Plated Table Lamps

    £1,650

    A handsome pair of 19th century antique silver on brass oil lamp bases, now mounted as electric table lamps. Excellent quality design with Corinthian capitals, tall reeded columns and square plinths applied with laurel wreaths. The bases retain their original cast iron stability weights. Early Victorian. Height 58cm (63cm with electrical fitting). Width of base 16.5cm. Circa 1840. Unmarked. These lamps are being sold as decorative items only and have no electrical wiring.

  • Circa 1850

     

    8187 Antique Belgian Silver Candlestick

    £950

    A tall and impressive antique silver altar candlestick made from thick sheets of decorated silver mounted on the front and sides sections of a carved softwood stand. This was originally a pricket candlestick and has since been electrified (not wired). Height 77.5 cms. Base 20 x 13 cms. Belgian silver marks on each piece. Circa 1850.

  • 1890

    Hunt & Roskell

    9954 Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An impressive pair of Georgian style sterling silver candlesticks on shaped octagonal spreading bases. These are a copy of a pair made by the celebrated Huguenot maker Paul de Lamerie and the detail is superb. Cast silver. Excellent quality and thick gauge of silver. Total weight 1,268 grams, 40.7 troy ounces. Height 22.5 cms. Base diameter 22.5 cms. London 1890. Maker Hunt & Roskell, late Storr & Mortimer (the famous Paul Storr partnership).

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