These exceptional antique George III Matthew Boulton silver candlesticks, in sterling standard, have a circular knopped, tapering form to a circular domed base.
The Campania shaped capitals are encompassed with embossed fluted ornamentation and retain the original hallmarked detachable push fit sconces.
Each sconce is encompassed with further fluted decoration to the anterior rim and the surface is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest displaying on a nest a pelican/swan.
The knops to the upper and lower portions of the tapering columns are embellished with further fluted decoration.
Each tapering cylindrical column bears tiered stylised water leaf style decoration to the lower portion.
These sterling silver candlesticks have circular bases encompassed with concave fluted decoration, in addition to decoration to the rim reflecting that of the knops.
Both silver candlesticks have the weighted bases as to be expected and bear a green baize lining to the underside.
These exceptional Georgian silver candlesticks were crafted by the revered and renowned collectable Birmingham silversmith Matthew Boulton; sterling silver items by this maker are becoming increasingly scarce and rare to the market.
Maker: Matthew Boulton