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Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III

A magnificent, exceptional, fine and impressive, pair of large antique Georgian English sterling silver architectural column candlesticks; part of our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A1928
Price: £10,950.00
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Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks - Antique George III

Description


These magnificent antique Georgian English sterling silver candlesticks have a plain subtly tapering columnar form.


The large and impressive Corinthian capital of each candlestick retains the original hallmarked detachable push fit sconce ornamented with a plain moulded rim.


The cylindrical columns are supported by a cuboid plinth to an impressive plain square stepped three tier base.


The plinth is embellished with a fine and impressive bright cut engraved coat of arms depicting the Head family coat of arms* encircled with a belt accented with the family motto ‘Study Quiet’.


The base retains the original contemporary engraved inscription ‘A token of respect from Francis Head to her aunt Dame Mary Ann Head. 1803’** to the lowest tier.


Both candlesticks are fitted with turned mahogany bases to the underside.


These magnificent Georgian candlesticks were crafted by George Eadon, George Kibbles & John Weaver of George Eadon & Co.


* Further information available on purchase of the item or on request.


** The title ‘Dame’ was the traditional style for the wife of a baronet at this time and before although it was interchangeable with the title ‘Lady’.


Date: 1803

Condition


These antique Georgian candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in presentation condition.

These silver column candlesticks are in the original and exceptional condition in keeping with age.

There are minor blemishes to each candlestick as to be expected in keeping with age; this does not detract from the aesthetic appearance of this fine pair of candlesticks.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each candlestick and part hallmarks to the sleeve of each sconce are all very clear; the hallmarks to each candlestick are slightly worn in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Height 42.2cm/16.6"

Width of base 18.1cm /7.2" square

Width of sconce 8.5cm/3.3” square

Diameter of top of column 3cm/1.2”

Diameter of base of column 4cm/1.6”


Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as these candlesticks are fitted with mahogany bases.


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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