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French Silver Candlesticks - Antique Circa 1780

A magnificent, fine and impressive pair of antique French cast .949 standard silver candlesticks; an addition to our 18th century silverware collection

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French Silver Candlesticks - Antique Circa 1780
French Silver Candlesticks - Antique Circa 1780

Description


These magnificent antique French silver candlesticks have a plain hexagonal panelled form onto a stepped hexagonal base, all in the classic 18th century form.


The panelled capitals are encompassed with bands of applied moulded decoration.


The tapering panelled columns feature stepped hexagonal knops to the upper and lower portions.


The columns surmount a plain domed portion of the stepped hexagonal base accented with an incurved collet style rim.


These antique French candlesticks, crafted during the reign of His Most Christian Majesty The King Louis XVI, have fine colour and patination*.


The hallmarks struck to the underside of these candlesticks include:

Maker's mark: PJ (Philippe Jouque)

Assay mark: AR (Arras, France)

Silver purity: .949 standard - indicated by assay mark (949/1000)


* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


Condition


These 18th century French candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

French hallmarks struck to the underside of each base and interior of the columns are all clear in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique continental silverware.


Dimensions


Height 25cm/9.8"

Diameter of base 13.7cm/5.4"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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