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Pair Sterling Silver Georgian Candlesticks Sheffield 1792

Heading : A pair of Sheffield silver candlesticks with detachable sconces
Date : 1792
Period : George III
Origin :
The candlesticks are hallmarked for Henry Chawner in Sheffield 1792. The sconces are hallmarked for Luke Proctor and Co of Sheffield.
Body : Elegant baluster shape with angular knops.
Size :  28.4 cms tall, 14cms base
Condition : Excellent, clean and fully hallmarked
Restoration : None
Weight :  1330 grams

The base of the sticks are loaded for stability. The crest on the base is a stags head erased pierced with an arrow this was used by both Busby and Bowen familys in Yorkshire.

The candlesticks were clearly commissioned from Henry Chawner, a London silversmith. The sconces are contemporary although not datemarked, Luke Proctor and Co registered their mark in 1785 in Sheffield and operated from 1784 to 1795. They also produced candlesticks themselves.

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We must assume that these were commissioned by Proctor and Co for if they were commissioned by the first purchasor then surely the candlesticks would have been hallmarked in London.This dilemma aside they are the most elegant pair of Georgian silver candlesticks

 

 

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  • Product Code: 2018100817
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  • £1,450.00


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