George II Silver Candlesticks

GBP 4,450.00

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Object Description

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with detachable sconces. Very attractive design with knopped columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Each has a hand engraved armorial within the well of the base. Total weight 891 grams, 28.6 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Base 10.2. London 1737. Maker James Gould.

Biography – James Gould, London silversmith, apprenticed to David Green 1714, free 1722. 2 marks (Sterling and New Standard) entered in 1722. 3rd mark circa 1733. Livery 1739. 4th mark 1739. 4th mark 1743, 5th mark 1743. Died circa 1747 when Mrs James Gould entered her mark. His son James II, born 1730, was apprenticed to his father in 1744.

Object Condition

These fine candlesticks are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Both completely matching and original. Excellent patina. Each stick is stamped underneath with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, the top of the sticks have the lion mark, and the removable sconces are unmarked. The hand engraved armorials show signs of wear.
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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