Sterling Silver Five Light Candelabra - Empire Style - Antique Circa 1930

GBP 7,950.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large pair of antique German silver five light candelabra made in the Empire style; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

These exceptional and large antique German silver candelabra have a plain circular form, in the Empire style.

Each impressive candelabrum retains the original hallmarked detachable push fit scrolling arms, which support Corinthian capitals with plain, hallmarked circular dished drip pans.

The central boss conjoining the arms is embellished with embossed acorn style finials and floral medallions encompassed with swag ornamentation, all in the Empire style.

These versatile antique and large candelabra can be used with five lights or as candlesticks once the arms (labra) are detached.

The Corinthian style columns are surmounted on a circular swept foot, to an octagonal spreading collet style base.

Each foot is further embellished with embossed festoon and strap decoration, emanating from a large circular knop.

The five light silver candelabra/candlesticks do not have weighted bases.

The hallmarks struck to each base consists of:
Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800/1000)
National mark: Crescent moon and crown

NOTE: Such German examples are designed to create imposing and large centrepieces, therefore are not crafted with a heavy gauge of silver. The British silver equivalent would be three or four times the weight; proportionally these candelabra are very good value for their size.

Height 58.7cm/23.1″
Length across arms 36.8cm/14.5″
Diameter of base 20.2cm/8″

102.8 troy ounces/3196g

Object History

Maker: Untraced Maker’s Marks
Date: Circa 1930
Origin: Germany, Europe

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Object Condition

These antique 5 light silver candelabra are a very good gauge of silver for their type and exceptional quality.

There are a few minor surface blemishes, however they can be considered to be in excellent presentation condition.

The German hallmarks struck to each base are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these large silver candelabra with 4 arms.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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