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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III (1796)

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique George III English sterling silver candlesticks; part of our Georgian ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A9654

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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III (1796)


These exceptional antique George III English sterling silver candlesticks have a circular rounded knopped form to a circular spreading base.

The bell shaped capitals are encompassed with bright cut engraved foliate designs, accented with scalloped and undulating wrigglework ornamentation.

Each capital retains the original detachable push fit sconce, embellished with a tooled decorated border to the rim.

The baluster shaped columns is embellished with applied rope twist decorated borders flanked with further undulating wrigglework ornamentation.

The upper portion of each column is ornamented with further scallop and leaf decoration, reflecting that to the capital.

These 18th century silver candlesticks have circular swept bases encompassed with further rope twist decoration to the rim in addition to a broad band of bright cut engraved decoration comprised of single leaf motifs in a swirl designs, accented with a diagonal patterned background and a scalloped border to the lower portion.

Each base is further embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms above the motto 'Prest a Faire' - Ready to act.

Both silver candlesticks retain the original turned mahogany inset base to the underside.

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Date: 1796


These antique 18th century silver candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

There is wear to the original mahogany bases, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each base are all very clear in keeping with age.

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


Height 30.2cm/11.9"

Diameter of sconce 7.1cm/2.8"

Diameter of base 14.6cm/5.7"


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

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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