This is a magnificent and rare monumental antique English Victorian silver plated bronze figural candelabra centrepiece by the renowned silversmiths Elkington, Circa 1860 in date.
It is a superb quality monumental seven light cast candelabra with six ram head acanthus leaf and scroll arms and a a central stem.
The candelabra is raised on a cast shaped stepped tripod base decorated with three winged sea horses.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, and it’s rarity is sure to make it a treasured and interesting piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 84 x Width 50 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.
The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Our reference: A1798