Object Description

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.

Object Literature

Cast candlesticks started to appear circa 1685, these are much heavier in weight and capable of withstanding greater wear. The first loaded candlesticks appeared circa 1765 and are made of sheet, and not cast.

Object Condition

These lovely candlesticks are in very condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped underneath the base with a matching set of English silver hallmarks, the sconces with the lion, both nozzles with markers mark and lion.
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.

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