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.