This is a magnificent high-quality pair of antique English Victorian silver plate five-light candelabra, each bearing the maker’s mark of the renowned silversmith, Mappin & Webb – Princes Plate, silversmith to Her Majesty the Queen and to His Royal Highness Prince of Wales. Circa 1890 in date.
Each candelabra feature an impressive fluted Cothinan column with remarkable foliate capitals and a distinctive square stepped base that is further embellished with two elegant rows of beading; this additional ornamentation to the base is highly desirable.
Each candelabra has stunning decorative branches which feature truly splendid chased scroll design with stunning floral and foliate cast motifs throughout. All sconces are detachable and feature matching beading decoration to the borders.
The attention to detail is absolutely fantastic and this high-value pair is certain to attract attention wherever placed.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 47 x Width 35 x Depth 35
Dimensions in inches:
Height 18.5 x Width 13.8 x Depth 13.8
Mappin & Webb
founded in 1774 by Jonathan Mappin, Mappin & Webb is one of the UK’s leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
Jonathan Mappin opened his first small silversmith workshop in Sheffield in 1774 and the following year the Mappin mark was entered at the assay office. Over the next fifteen years Jonathan Mappin’s reputation for producing high quality silver spread throughout Sheffield. From these humble beginnings the business grew steadily and soon the next generation were expanding the business further
The first store was opened in London in 1849 at 17 Fore Street and was soon followed by stores in Moorgate and King William Street. In 1858, following rapid expansion of the Sheffield factory, John Newton Mappin invited his brother-in-law, George Webb to join him in the business. The first association of Mappin & Webb was forged.
Mappin & Webb is one of the UK’s leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
Today Mappin & Webb is silversmith to Her Majesty the Queen and to His Royal Highness Prince of Wales.
Our reference: A1394