These magnificent and rare antique Victorian cast Scottish sterling silver candlesticks have been realistically modelled in the form of a slithering cobra.
Each cast silver snake model is surmounted with a circular baluster shaped capital, embellished with bands of leaf decoration; each hallmarked detachable capital secures with a screw fitment.
The cobra shaped columns of the candlesticks are ornamented with details reproducing the snake's scales and anatomical features.
These magnificent candlesticks are the finest examples of their type you could hope to acquire.
NOTE: These candlesticks bear the foreign manufacture hallmark alongside the full Scottish silver hallmarks; it can be determined that George Edward & Sons were the importers. The piece bears characteristics reflecting Kutch (Cutch) silverware, and similar candlesticks were created by Gorham Manufacturing Company in the Egyptian revival style; these candlesticks bear a lotus flower decorated capital.
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