Antique Set of 4 Silver Plated Candlesticks by James Dixon & Sons Ca 1875 19th C

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

This is a magnificent and rare set of four antique English Victorian silver plated candlesticks bearing the figural makers mark of James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, circa 1875 in date.

Each of these stunning classically style candlesticks features an exquisite capital in the form of an antique urn with lovely beaded decoration and elegant garlands, floral and foliate motifs.

The knopped square stepped stems surmount attractive tapering and subtle concave columns, which are accented with distinctive applied floral symbols to the centre.

The sturdy square stepped bases replicate the subtle concave shape of the columns and are further embellished with beaded decorations to the edges.

They retain their original detachable push fit sconces with beautiful beaded decoration to the rim.

Each candlestick bears the silver-plated marks, the figural makers’ mark of a ‘trumpet’ for ‘James Dixon and Sons’ as well as the registration number ‘624’.

They are fitted with green baize to the underside.

Add a classic elegant element to your dining experience with this high quality and very tasteful antique candlesticks.

In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 31.5 x Width 12 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:
Height 12.4 x Width 4.7 x Depth 4.7

J Dixon & Sons – founded 1806 in Sheffield, was one of the major British manufacturers in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century.

They were the best-known manufacturer of Britannia metal, and also the world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories till the late Victorian era. They produced a variety of other items: from precision tools to aircraft propellors. They were particularly famous whistle makers, known for their outstanding quality. They were one of the 4 great whistle makers, the others being W Dowler & Sons, J Stevens & Son & T Yates.

Their shop was located first at Silver Street (1806), Cornish Place (1822) Sheffield .

Their registered trade mark since 1879 was a Trumpet with a Banner hanging from it. Although registered in 1879, the “Trumpet with Banner” logo was used for many years before registration and appears on many of their silver plate pieces. Besides whistles, they were one of the foremost names in silver plate and sterling tableware including silver tea services and hollowware pieces. They also made silver ware serving pieces and had a wide catalogue of patterns. Their tea sets and hollowware pieces are very valuable as antiques.

In 1915 the company sold its stock to an Italian Company and ceased manufacturing shooting accessories.

The firm continued to be a family run enterprise until 1976. Since 1976 The company was purchased and was in an American ownership.

Our reference: A1075

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