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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.

  • 1695

    Edward Gibson

    10289 William III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £9,500

    A rare pair of early English silver candlesticks with square bases and lobed, gadroon decoration. Excellent quality and heavy gauge of silver. Hand engraved on the base with cypher initials below the coronet of a count (continental european). The technique of making cast silver sticks was introduced into England circa 1685 and this is one of the early designs. Weight 605 grams, 19.4 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Base 9.9cm. London 1695. Maker Edward Gibson. Sterling silver. 17th century.

  • 1710

    Thomas Merry

    10173 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £6,950

    A highly desirable pair of antique English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s with octagonal form and baluster columns. This lovely plain style is fully in keeping with the period. Very solid cast silver. Good patina. Total weight 677 grams, 21.7 troy ounces. Height 18.8cm. Base 11.8cm wide. London 1710. Maker Thomas Merry I, specialist candlestick maker. Britannia standard silver*.

  • 1713

    Thomas Folkingham

    9767 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    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

    £2,250

    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.

  • 1725

    Matthew Cooper

    10334 George I Antique Silver Snuffer Set

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    A very rare all-matching 4 piece silver desk set. It is extremely unusual to find a complete set of this early date. The suite consists of silver candlesticks, silver snuffer tray and silver snuffer scissors. All with a matching hand engraved boar crest. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Cast candlesticks – the square shaped bases with incuse corners. Weight 785g, 25.2 troy oz. Height 15.4cm. Base 10.4cm. Snuffer stand – of square shaped form with incuse corners, raised on four ball feet. Weight 156g, 5 troy oz. Length 15.5 x 7.6cm. Candle snuffer scissors – the simple open and shut mechanism retains the original steel cutting plates. Weight 62g, 2 troy oz. Length 12.2cm. London 1725. Maker Matthew Cooper I. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1726

     

    10220 Antique Continental Silver Candlesticks

    £1,750

    An early pair of solid silver candlesticks with baluster columns and spreading bases with sunken wells. This style is typical of early 18th century English candlesticks. Excellent colour. Each has a hand engraved initial “R” to the top of the base and a contemporary inscription below. Total weight 338 grams, 10.8 troy oz. Height 16cm. Diameter of base 11.1cm. Continental. Circa 1726.

  • 1727

    James Gould

    10356 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    Reserved

    A handsome pair of antique silver candle holders. Very attractive design with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Total weight 721g, 23.1 troy ounces. Height 16.5cm. Base 10.3cm. London 1727 (first year of George II). Maker James Gould. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

  • 1749

    David Willaume II

    10146 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £5,950

    An excellent quality pair of antique silver candlesticks of baluster design with shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Each is hand engraved within the well of the base with an insignia containing the royal motto. Weight 1171 grams, 37.6 troy ounces. Height 21cm. Bases 12cm square. London 1749. Maker David Willaume II. Sterling silver.

  • 1752

    John Café

    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.

  • 1754 - 1755

    John Café

    10149 George II Antique Silver Candelabra Set

    £19,500

    Antique silver candelabra from this period are very rare and the additional pair of matching candlesticks add to the splendour of this set. A fine set of two-light silver candelabras of naturalistic rococo design with removable branches, the candlesticks with large hand engraved armorials. The four candlesticks can be used on their own. All pieces are made of heavy cast silver. Weight 4597 grams, 14 troy ounces. Height 42.5cm (top of candelabra), 27.2cm (candlestick). London 1754-55. Maker John Café, specialist candlestick maker. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

  • 1765

    William Cafe

    10142 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A stunning pair of antique silver candlesticks of tall column form standing on square decorative bases. The pierced Corinthian capitals have excellent sharp detail, beautifully decorated with foliage and flower heads. The stepped square bases have broad gadroon borders enclosing flower and foliate ornament, and an interesting pictorial crest (worn). Removable nozzles. Solid silver with wood filled bases. Height 31.2cm. Base 13.4 x 13.4cm. London 1765. Maker William Cafe. Sterling silver.

  • 1774

    Robert Jones

    10378 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £2,750

    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”.

  • 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.

  • 1793

    John Scofield

    9390 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £5,500

    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 1793. Maker John Scofield.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1840

     

    10124 Antique Silver Plated Table Lamps

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    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.

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