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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by Matthew Boulton - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver candlesticks made by Matthew Boulton; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: W8400
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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by Matthew Boulton - Antique George III
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by Matthew Boulton - Antique George III


These antique George III sterling silver candlesticks have a plain cylindrical form to a tapering knopped column onto a circular spreading base with a collet style rim.

The lower portion of the tapering columns and flared urn shaped capitals are embellished with batwing decoration.

The rim of each capital and knop is encircled with bands of tooled decorated.

The candlesticks retain the original push fit fully hallmarked sconces ornamented with further tooled decoration in addition to a contemporary bright cut engraved crest displaying a wolf statant collared and chained with tail nowed.

The large circular base of each candlestick is embellished with an oval cartouche to one side depicting the identical engraved crests as the sconces.

The domed bases are further ornamented with bands of tooled decoration to the upper portion, in addition to the rim.

Both candlesticks have weighted bases and are fitted with green baize to the underside.

These Georgian candlesticks were crafted by the renowned and collectable Birmingham silversmith Matthew Boulton; sterling silver items by this maker are becoming increasingly scarce.

Date: 1788


These antique candlesticks are a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The tooled and bright cut engraved decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim of each base and the sleeve of each sconce are all very clear considering their location and in keeping with age.

Candlesticks of this style often do not stand the test of time; however AC Silver is fortunate to include such pieces crafted by this maker and in such an exceptional condition within their inventory.

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


Diameter of sconce 6.8cm/2.7"

Diameter of base 14.2cm/5.6"

Height 29.5cm/11.6"


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as these candlesticks have weighted bases.

Read a brief history about sterling silver candlesticks

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