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French Silver Three Arm Candelabra - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique French silver three arm candelabra; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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French Silver Three Arm Candelabra - Antique Circa 1890

Description


These exceptional antique French silver candelabra have a plain circular form, reflecting the Louis XV style.


Each impressive cast candelabrum features three scrolling arms / branches ornamented with large scrolling leaf decoration.


The scrolling arms support rounded cylindrical capitals surmounting circular drip pans.


The capitals are encircled with plain girdles and convex bands of circular motifs to the rims, in addition to four leaf designs to the lower portions.


Each antique capital retains the original plain circular sconce, apart from one which is a replacement.


The drip pans are ornamented with a thread decorated border to the rim accented with further four leaf designs.


Each candelabrum features a central elevated knop ornamented with further scrolling leaf ornamentation, incorporating a swept tiered terminal.


The base of each candelabrum is embellished with stylised fluted ornamentation in a swirl design, in addition to further circular motif bands and leaf motifs, reflecting those to the capital and drip pans.


These French silver three arm candelabra do not have weighted bases.


The hallmarks to these impressive candelabra include:

Maker's mark: GB (untraced)

Silver quality/purity mark: Minerva head (.800, 800/1000)

Retailer's mark: Boin Taburet a Paris*


* This firm operated in Paris from the late 1880s and was credited for the rejuvenation of enthusiasm for Louis XV style silver.


Learn more about the history of antique silver candelabra


Condition


These antique French silver candelabra are a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The French hallmarks to the base of each candelabrum and capital are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 17.8cm/7"

Diameter 22.3cm/8.8"

Diameter of drip pan 7.2cm/2.8"

Diameter of capital 3cm/1.2"


Weight


75.5 troy ounces/2348g


 
 
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