Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by William Mackenzie - Antique Georgian. These fine 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. Both plain capitals are ornamented with bands of thread and read decoration encircling the upper border. These fine Georgian candlesticks retain the original detachable push fit sconces with shaped scrolling decoration to the rim.
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 is embellished with scrolling shell designs, accented with bands of reed and thread decoration. The shaped bases of these antique candlesticks are ornamented with unusual shell on a swirl design and scroll decoration.
The bases are not weighted. These antique sterling silver candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, fine 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.
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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 "Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks by William Mackenzie Antique Georgian" 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.