Vintage Silver Wall Sconces
Date: 1928 - 1932
Maker: William Comyns
A harlequin pair of George V silver wall lights with shield shaped back plates and gadroon borders. Each lamp has...
A harlequin pair of George V silver wall lights with shield shaped back plates and gadroon borders. Each lamp has 2 candle holders.
Gross weight 1500 grams, 49 troy ounces approx.
Back plate measures 20.3cm x 19.9cm.
London 1928, maker William Comyns andLondon 1932, maker “GD” unidentified.
Marks. Stamped on the fronts at the bottom with a full set of English silver hallmarks (1938 and 1932, different makers).
The wall lights are in good condition.
Maker: William Comyns
William Comyns. This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in circa 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg (founded circa 1720), an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co. William Comyns, silversmith, subsequently moved to 1 Percy Mews, Rathbone Place, then to 16 Silver Street, Golden Square, Soho, and to Beak Street, Regent Street. Additional premises were taken from circa 1903 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho. The firm became William Comyns & Son in circa 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. William Comyns died in January 1916. The business became William Comyn & Sons Ltd in 1930, with R.H. Comyns as permanent governing director. In 1953 the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London, with premises in Tower Street, London, WC2.
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