George III Antique Silver Candlesticks
Maker: John Café
A good pair of antique silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast...
A good pair of antique 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.
Maker John Cafe.
Marks. Stamped underneath the base with a matching set of English silver hallmarks, the sconces with the lion, both nozzles with markers mark and lion.
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.
These lovely candlesticks are in very condition.
Maker: John Café
John Café, London silversmith, apprenticed to James Gould 1730, free 1740. 1st mark, largeworker, 1740. 2nd mark 1742. Took his brother William Cafe as apprentice 1742. Livery 1746. John died c.1757 and his apprentices Thomas Hannam and John Perry were turned over to William Cafe. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks.
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