Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Antique George II (1748). An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver candlesticks; part of our antique ornamental silverware collection.
These exceptional antique George II English cast sterling silver candlesticks have a plain shaped capital with a knopped stem onto a sunken well to a shaped incurved base. The waisted cylindrical capitals are encircled with bands of thread decoration to the upper and lower portions. These exceptional Georgian candlesticks retain the original detachable push fit sconces with shaped scrolling decoration to the shaped rims.Each sconce is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest of on a chapeau a griffin passant the wings elevated holding in the dexter claw a sprig of laurel. The knopped stem of each candlestick is embellished with scrolling shell designs, accented with further bands of thread decoration. The shaped bases of these antique candlesticks are ornamented with large and unusual shell formations in a swirl design, accented with scroll decoration to the shaped rim.
The bases are not weighted. These antique sterling silver candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exeptional quality and in excellent condition.
The decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck individually to each corner of the underside of the rim of each candlestick are very clear; one maker's mark is poorly struck.
The lion passant mark to the capitals are worn, in keeping with age. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique Georgian silverware. Width of capital 6.5cm/2.6 square. Width of base 11.5cm/4.5 square.We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Georgian Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by William Mackenzie 1748" is in sale since Thursday, April 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Candlesticks/Candelabra". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.