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Portuguese Sterling Silver Five Light Candelabrum - Vintage Circa 1990

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Portugese sterling silver five light candelabrum; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Portuguese Sterling Silver Five Light Candelabrum - Vintage Circa 1990

Description


This exceptional vintage Portuguese sterling silver five light candelabrum has a waisted shaped form.


This silver candelabrum retains the original hallmarked detachable silver screw fit arms.


The cast sterling silver silver opposing scrolling arms are ornamented with large scrolling leaf designs and accented with a floral motif to each incurve.


The circular waisted capitals are ornamented with leaf decoration to the lower portions, in addition to leaf borders to the fixed sconces.


Each capital surmounts a circular shaped drip pan, incorporating a scrolling leaf border to the shaped rim.


The elevated central capital surmounts a bulbous shaped boss.


This 5 light candelabrum can be used as a candlestick once the push fit arms (labra) are detached.


The waisted portion of the column is embellished with a scallop shaped design to the lower portion and a foliate design to the upper rounded section.


The column surmounts an impressive embossed decorated base, incorporating four large shell designs accented with matte textures within arabesque style arches and an undulating, scrolling border.


The base is supported by four impressive leaf decorated feet, featuring further scrolling leaf designs in junction with the scrolling border.


The hallmarks to this exceptional Portuguese silver candelabrum incorporates:

Maker's mark: FMT (Topazio)

Silver quality/purity mark: 925 (sterling, 925/1000)

Export mark: Seahorse mark



Read a brief history about antique silver candelabra


Maker: Topazio

Condition


This antique silver candelabrum is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The embossed and cast decoration is very sharp.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of the base and each drip pan are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Height 38cm/15"

Length across arms 28.2cm/11.1"

Width of base 17.2cm/6.8"

Diameter of drip pan 6.3cm/2.5"


Weight


34.7 troy ounces/1079g


 
 
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