George III Antique Silver Candlesticks
Maker: William Cafe
A good quality pair of antique silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design with little...
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.
Maker William Cafe.
Marks. Both sticks are stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks, the sconces are additionally part marked.
Literature. Few domestic 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.
These lovely candlesticks are in very good condition.
Maker: William Cafe
William Café, apprenticed to his brother John Café 1742, turned himself over to Simon Jouet 1746. Free 1757. Livery 1758. Mark entered as largeworker 1757, probably on the death of his brother John. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks. Known apprentices were Thomas Neale in 1777 and William’s son Thomas in 1784. William died circa 1802-1811.
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