Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks


Stock: 8403

Date: 1737

Maker: John Hamilton Of Dublin

Country: Ireland

A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem...

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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 15.5cm. Base 10cm.
Each is stamped within the well of the base with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin 1737.
Maker John Hamilton.

Literature: Cast candlesticks first appeared in England circa 1685 and are cast in two separate sections, the base and the stem in two halves. They are heavier in weight and are capable of withstanding greater wear.


These lovely candle holders are in very good condition. Excellent colour.

With a full set of Dublin Irish silver hallmarks stamped on the top of the base in the well. The Dublin harp and date letter are clear, there is no Hibernia mark as this did not start until 1734. The diamond faceting has good definition with some acceptable wear.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: John Hamilton Of Dublin

John Hamilton, Dublin silversmith, free 1709. Served two periods as master warden of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin, in 1710 and 1714. Elected to the Common Council of the City of Dublin on four times between 1714 and 1740. Died 1751. His maker’s mark was IH with a dot in between.

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