Antique 1787 English Sterling Silver Classic Form Swan Crest Candlesticks. Presented is a fine quality pair of Engilsh sterling silver candlesticks made in Sheffield in 1787 by John Parsons & Company. The candlesticks are done in a classical form and the bases have threaded bands of design. Each base and each bobeche has an engraved crest of a crowned swan. The bases are also engraved with the numbers 6 56 2, this could be an inventory number for a wealthy household.
The undersides are mounted or set with wooden coasters. The bobeches are obviously original because of the matching crest and hallmarks. Each base is marked with the lion passant for sterling silver, the crown symbol for the city of Sheffield, a duty mark of King George III, a date letter for the year 1787 and a maker's mark for John Parsons & Company. The bobeches are marked with the duty mark, lion passant and maker's mark.This pair is in great overall condition considering the old age. There is some swelling to the wood on the underside but that is to be expected on pieces that are 130 years old.
There are some dings to the bases and a dent to one of the stems but there are no large dents or major damages and no repairs. Each candlestick measures 10 3/4 inches tall. The combined weight of the pair is 1,420 grams or 50.1 ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Antique 1787 English Sterling Silver Classic Form Swan Crest Candlesticks" is in sale since Sunday, November 11, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in Essex, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.