These exceptional antique Italian silver candlesticks with marble have a tapering cylindrical form to a figural pedestal and oval base.
The tapering capitals of these antique silver candlesticks are encircled with an applied moulded border to the upper rim.
The capitals are supported by impressive cast silver gilt knopped columns encircled with leaf ornamentation and lobed designs.
Each candlestick is further ornamented with an exceptional pedestal constructed of two bearded figures braced against each other and supporting the column on their shoulders.
These candle holders have exceptional oval marble bases with a silver moulded rim, all supported by four impressive cast Regency style claw feet.
The surface of each candlestick retains the original gilding.
The hallmarks struck to the underside of each candlestick includes:
Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800 standard, 800/1000).
Maker's registration:224, MI (DE VECCHI PIETRO e CATTANEO PRIMO, Milano)
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Maker: DE VECCHI PIETRO e CATTANEO PRIMO