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George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

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Stock: 8591

Date: 1740

Maker: Benjamin Godfrey

Country: England

An excellent pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Benjamin Godfrey. Fine quality and made...

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Description

Description

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.
Sterling silver

Marks. Both have a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks. There is also a lions head erased mark to the top of each stick.

Literature: Cast candlesticks started to appear circa 1685, these are much heavier in weight and capable of withstanding greater wear. The first loaded candlesticks appeared circa 1765 and are made of sheet, and not cast.

Condition

These beautiful candlesticks are in very good condition.

Maker Information

Maker: Benjamin Godfrey

Benjamin Godfrey, no record of apprenticeship or freedom, however he almost certainly worked as a journeyman for Abraham Bateaux. On Bateaux's death in 1731 his widow Elizabeth Bateaux (nee Pantin) set up business. Benjamin married Elizabeth in 1732 and entered his first mark as largeworker in that same year. Second and third marks entered in 1739. Died 1741 when Elizabeth entered her own mark. Benjamin’s work displays strong Huguenot influences in design and fine execution.

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