George II Silver Candlesticks


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Object Description

An excellent pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Benjamin Godfrey. Fine quality and made of heavy gauge cast silver. In the French Huguenot taste, each with a knopped baluster stem on spreading circular base and decorative border. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased all over. Weight 1180 grams, 37.9 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Base diameter 12.5 cms. London 1740. Maker Benjamin Godfrey.

Benjamin Godfrey, no record of apprenticeship or freedom, however he almost certainly worked as a journeyman for Abraham Bureux. On his death in 1731 his widow Elizabeth Bureux (nee Pantin) set up business. Benjamin married Elizabeth in 1732 and entered his first mark as largeworker in that same year. Second and third marks entered in 1739. Died 1741. Benjamin’s work displays strong Huguenot influences in design and fine execution.

Object Condition

These beautiful candlesticks are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Both have a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks. There is also a lions head erased mark to the top of each stick.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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