A magnificent, fine and impressive pair of antique George III English cast sterling silver candlesticks made by John Schofield; part of our Georgian ornamental silverware collection.
These magnificent antique George III English cast sterling silver candlesticks have a circular rounded knopped form to a circular spreading base.
These antique silver candlesticks feature bell shaped capitals, encompassed with convex fluted decoration to the lower portion.
Each capital retains the original detachable push fit sconce, embellished with a bead decorated border to the rim and featuring a contemporary engraved crest of a lion passant guardant.
The tapering cylindrical columns are encompassed with concave fluted decoration, and each incorporates a convex fluted decorated knop to the upper portion.
These 18th century cast silver candlesticks have circular bases encompassed with further bead decoration to a swept lower portion and collet style rim.
Each base is further embellished with a contemporary engraved coat of arms displaying firstly a barry of six from the base, chiefly a parly of four, with an inescutcheon of a barry of six and secondly a chevron between three griffin’s heads erased.
These magnificent antique silver candlesticks do not have weighted bases and feature the full London hallmarks to the interior rim.
These Georgian candlesticks were crafted by the renown and very important London silversmith John Schofield.
Diameter of sconce 6.5cm/2.6″
Diameter of base 13.8cm/5.4″
39.8 troy ounces/1237g