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George III Silver Candelabras

£6,750

Stock: 9211

Date: 1782

Maker: John Scofield

Country: England

An excellent quality pair of antique silver candelabra with elegant classical styling. Plain clean lines with fluted tapering columns and...

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Description

Description

An excellent quality pair of antique silver candelabra with elegant classical styling. Plain clean lines with fluted tapering columns and bead borders. The branches, snuffers and nozzles are detachable; the candlesticks can be used on their own. Good gauge silver, unfilled and weighs well in the hand.

Weight 2328 grams, 74.8 troy ounces.

Height 40.2 cm (with branches), 29 cm (candlesticks). Spread 34.5 cm.

Candlesticks London 1782 by John Scofield.

Branches, with lion and makers mark only, circa 1780.

Sterling silver.

Condition

These attractive silver candelabra are in very good condition. The candlesticks are fully stamped underneath the rim with clear English hallmarks for London 1782, maker John Scofield. All pieces making up the branches (2 branch base nozzles, 2 snuffers, 4 candle nozzles) are marked with the lion and part makers mark "S". The branches, while not original to the candlesticks, are contemporary and match well. 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 Scofield

John Scofield (or Schofield), highly prominent late 18th century London silversmith. No record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker in 1776 with Robert Jones. 2nd mark alone 1778. 3rd mark 1787. Well known for his impeccable craftsmanship and elegant restrained taste. His candlesticks and candelabra are highly prized.

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