A good pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Each has a hand engraved crest to one corner of the base. Weight 1087 grams, 34.9 troy ounces. Height 25 cm. Base 11.3 x 11.3 cm. London 1762. Maker John Cafe.
Biography – John Cafe, apprenticed to James Gould 1730, free 1740. Livery 1746. First mark entered as largeworker 1740. 2nd mark 1742. On his death c.1757 his apprentices Thomas Hannam and John Perry were turned over to his brother William Cafe.