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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.

  • Circa 1650

     

    9583 Antique Silver Pricket Candlesticks

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    A tall and imposing pair of antique continental silver candlesticks with baluster stems and vase sconces. Early date. The triform bases stand on shaped scroll feet. Solid silver, probably 80% pure, with loaded interior. Height 46 cm, 55 cm (overall). Stamped on one of the bases with a continental silver stamp. Italian or Netherlands. Circa 1650.

  • 1699

    Richard Syng

    9170 William III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of early antique silver candlesticks dating from the reign of William III. Britannia standard silver*. Attractive size. These fine candlesticks stand on square canted corner bases with reed columns and multiple gadroon borders. Fixed circular candle sconces. Weight 464 grams, 14.9 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Base 11.9×11.9 cms. London 1699. Maker Richard Syng, London.

  • 1700

    Richard Syng

    7924 William III Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of early antique silver candlesticks dating from the reign of William III. Britannia standard silver*. These fine candlesticks stand on square canted corner bases with reed columns and multiple gadroon borders. Fixed circular candle sconces. To the front of the base there is a hand engraved coat of arms almost certainly for Gregory de Ligne Gregory (1786-1854). Weight 837 grams, 26.9 troy ounces. Height 23.5 cms. Base 14.25 cms. London 1700. Maker Richard Syng, London.

  • 1701 - 1726

    David Willaume

    9251 Early 18th Century Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of tall antique silver candlesticks, the circular bases hand engraved with the Granville coat of arms within a foliate and scroll cartouche. Cast Britannia* standard silver. Total weight 1590 grams, 51.1 troy ounces. Height 22.1 cm. Base diameter 15 cm. The first candlestick is from the William III period, dated 1701 by Pierre Platel. The second candlestick is an exact copy made in the George II period, dated 1726 by David Willaume. Both highly respected Huguenot makers.

  • 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.

  • 1706

    John Eckford

    7852 Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style and broad bases. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square hollowed out bases with canted corners. Each bears matching two crests and mottos (only traces), possibly marriage crests. One motto, although indistinct, reads ‘True To The End’. Excellent colour. These candlesticks are remarkable for their size and weight. Weight 951 grams, 30.5 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Base 11 cms square. London 1706. Maker John Eckfourd, known for his tobacco boxes.

  • 1708 - 1709

    Hugues Lossieux De La Vallee

    5909 Early French Cast Silver Candlesticks

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    A magnificent pair of plain style antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and having a shaped base and sunken well. Each bears an engraved crest/monogram to the front of the base. Excellent condition and fine patina. Weight 1046 grams, 33.6 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Base width 12.5 cms. Marked underneath with French silver stamps for Saint Malo 1708-1709. Maker Hugues Lossieux de La Vallee.

  • 1709

    Simon Pantin

    7762 Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks by Simon Pantin

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    A beautiful pair of rare early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square hollowed out bases with canted corners. Traces of a crest. Excellent colour. Weight 795 grams, 25.5 troy ounces. Height 16.5cm. Base 10cm square. London 1709. Maker Simon Pantin.

  • 1713

    Thomas Merry

    9839 Queen Anne Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A fine pair of early English cast silver candlesticks of unusually good size and weight. Britannia standard silver*. Good plain design with circular bases and octagonal stems. Weight 1051 grams, 33.7 troy ounces. Height 21 cm. Base 13.2 cm. Hand engraved to the top of each base is the crest of a lion. London 1713. Maker probably Thomas Merry – see Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks page 162.

  • 1716

    David Greene

    9363 George I Antique Silver Snuffer Set

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    It is extremely unusual to find a completely matching 4 piece desk set of this early date. The suite consists of silver candlesticks, silver snuffer tray and silver snuffer scissors. All with a matching hand engraved crest and motto “Nec Tollitur Undis – “No Water is Removed”. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period.
    Candle snuffer scissors – the simple open and shut mechanism retains the original steel cutting plates. Weight 93 grams. Length 14.7 cm.
    Snuffer stand – with cast acorn handle and four ball feet, similar style to the early chambersticks of that date. Weight 183 grams. Pan 17.1 x 6.3cm. Spread 11.7cm.
    Cast candlesticks – with hexagonal form, baluster column and stepped spreading bases. Weight 596 grams, 19.1 troy ounces. Height 17.2cm. Base 11cm.
    London 1716. Maker David Greene.

  • 1718

    Matthew Cooper

    8119 George I Antique Silver Candlesticks - Octagonal Shape

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    A superb pair of early English cast candlesticks of very rare octagonal form with diamond faceting. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style and very desirable shape. Excellent colour. Good gauge silver. Each has a crest of a lion hand engraved to the base. Weight 718 grams, 23 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Base 11.25 cms. Each is stamped under the base with English silver hallmarks for London 1718. Maker Matthew Cooper, known for his candlesticks. Also stamped on the edge of the capitals with the lions head erased.

  • 1720

    David Greene

    9685 George I Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An excellent pair of early English silver candlesticks dating from the early 1700’s. Britannia standard silver*. Very solid cast silver with hexagonal form and baluster columns. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Each stick bears a hand engraved coat of arms on the base. Excellent colour. Weight 941 grams, 30.2 troy ounces. Height 19.5cm. Base 11cm. London 1720. Maker David Green.

  • 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.

  • 1730

    David Willaume II

    8772 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Weight 931 grams, 29.9 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1730. Maker David Willaume II.

  • 1732 - 1733

    Thomas Causton

    9449 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A good pair of antique sterling silver candle holders of plain design with knopped columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Total weight 728 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Height 16.5cm. Base 10.3. London 1732/33. Maker Thomas Causton.

  • 1734

    James Douglas

    8219 Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

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    A superb pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks of circular form with a baluster stem and sunken well base. Sterling silver. Lovely plain style and good gauge silver. Weight 628 grams, 20.1 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Base 10.2 cms. Each is stamped within the well of the base with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin 1734. Maker James Douglas. Also stamped on the edge of the capitals with the harp mark.

  • 1737

    John Hamilton Of Dublin

    8403 Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem follows the outline of the base. This is very desirable shape. Sterling silver. Lovely plain style and good gauge silver. Weight 662 grams, 21.2 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. Base 10 cms. Each is stamped within the well of the base with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin 1737. Maker John Hamilton.

  • 1737

    Charles (Frederick) Kandler

    6318 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks by Charles Kandler

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    An important pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Charles Kandler. Very fine quality and made of heavy gauge cast silver. In the French taste, each with a knopped baluster stem on spreading circular base with sunken well and shaped outside border. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased all over and each bears an armorial crest within the sunken well. Weight 1459 grams, 46.9 troy ounces. Height 22cm. Base diagonal measurement 16.25cm. London 1737. Maker Charles Kandler.

  • 1740

    Benjamin Godfrey

    8591 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An excellent pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Benjamin Godfrey. Fine quality and made of heavy gauge cast silver. In the French Huguenot taste, each with a knopped baluster stem on spreading circular base and decorative border. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased all over. Weight 1180 grams, 37.9 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Base diameter 12.5 cms. London 1740. Maker Benjamin Godfrey.

  • 1740

    William Gould

    7007 George II Cast Silver Candlesticks by William Gould

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 1744

    George Wickes

    9846 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An excellent pair of antique silver candle holders of impressive size and heavy cast weight. Plain design with knopped columns and shaped bases. Good original colour. The nozzles are original and rare for this early date. There is a matching crest engraved to each base and nozzle. Total weight 1601 grams, 51.4 troy ounces. Height 26cm. Base 13cm. London 1744. Maker George Wickes. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1746

    Antoine-Louis Montalant

    8578 Early Antique French Cast Silver Candlesticks

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    A magnificent pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and circular stepped bases with sunken well. Uninscribed. Excellent condition and fine patina. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased on the columns and bases and have multiple ornamental borders. Very heavy weight 1927 grams, 61.9 troy ounces. Height 27 cms. Base width 14 cms. Marked underneath with provincial French silver stamps. Maker Antoine-Louis Montalant of Vannes. Date 1746-1750.

  • 1747

    Samuel Courtauld

    9864 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A superb pair of George II rococo silver candlesticks, cast and chased in high relief with face masks and spiralling pendant flowers and grapes. Good size and heavy cast weight. The nozzles are original and rare for this early date. Weight 2180 grams, 70 troy ounces. London 1747. Maker Samuel Courtauld. Sterling silver.

  • 1750

    William Gould

    8548 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    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.

  • 1759

    Ebenezer Coker

    9120 George II Silver Candlesticks

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems and stepped square bases. Excellent quality and heavy cast weight. Weight 1018 grams, 32.7 troy ounces. Height 22 cm. Base 11.7 x 11.7 cm. London 1759. Maker Ebenezer Coker.

  • 1759

    John Wren

    8667 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with ionic column form and gadroon borders. The columns and stepped square bases are beautifully chased with ribbons and tendrils of harebell flowers and foliage. Removable nozzles. Filled bases. Height 28.5cm. Base 12.25 x 12.25cm. London 1759. Maker John Wren I.

  • 1762

    John Café

    9334 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    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 to one corner of the base. Weight 1087 grams, 34.9 troy ounces. Height 25 cm. Base 11.3 x 11.3 cm. London 1762. Maker John Cafe.

  • 1763

    John Jacob

    5570 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    An excellent pair of antique sterling silver candle holders by the well regarded Huguenot maker John Jacob. On squared bases with shell corners and having wrythen stems and detachable sconces. Each with the crest of a lion. Height 24 cms/9.5 inches. Base width 13 cms/5 inches square.Weight 1428 grams, 45.9 troy ounces. London 1763. Maker John Jacob.

  • 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.

  • 1764

    Jean Joseph Dartis

    8902 Antique French Cast Silver Candlesticks

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    A rare pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and hexagonal stepped bases. Stunning plain design. Excellent condition and fine patina.Each has a coat of arms hand engraved to the base. Heavy weight 1342 grams, 43.1 troy ounces. Height 26 cms. Base width 15.5 cms. Marked underneath with provincial French silver stamps for Jean Joseph Dartis of Montpellier. Date 1764.

  • 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.

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