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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III

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

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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III
Antique Georgian candlesticks
Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George III

Description


These exceptional antique George III English sterling silver candlesticks have a cylindrical knopped, tapering form to a circular spreading base, all in a desirable classic English style.


The bell shaped capitals are encompassed with embossed fluted ornamentation and retain the original hallmarked detachable push fit sconces.


Each sconce is encompassed with an applied bead decorated border the anterior rim and the surface is embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest displaying out of a coronet an ostrich's head between two wings.


The knops to the upper portion of the fluted columns is embellished with further applied bead decoration in addition to fabric swags accented with bow motifs.


The candlesticks have circular swept bases encompassed with further bead decoration and embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms above the motto 'Turris Fortis Mihi Deus' - God is my tower of Strength.


Both silver candlesticks have the weighted bases as to be expected and retain the original turned mahogony plateau to the underside.


These impressive Georgian silver candlesticks were crafted by John Winter, John Parsons & Charles Hall of John Winter & Co.


Read a brief history about antique silver candlesticks


Date: 1781

Condition


These antique George III Sheffield silver candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality for their type.

Each candlesticks has some minor blemishes and dings as to be expected in keeping with age, but can be considered to be in exceptional condition.

The applied decoration to the knop has some minor wear, however the bead decorated borders are very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each base and part hallmarks to the sleeve of each sconce are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 29cm/11.4"

Diameter of sconce 6.1cm/2.4"

Diameter of capital 2.6cm/1"

Diameter of foot 14cm/5.5"


Weight


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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