Wine and Drinks Related Items. Box, tea caddy, card case. 9532 Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks. 14 Days Hassle Free Return.
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All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. A pair of early English cast silver candlesticks of rare hexagonal form.Plain style and desirable shape. Britannia mark stamped on the capitals (worn). Owners initials engraved to the base.
Weight 441 grams, 14.1 troy ounces. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent pure. New hallmarks were ordered, "the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia" and the lion's head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard's head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720.
Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today. The silver candle holders are in good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks, Britannia mark stamped on the capitals (worn), one of the date letters is double struck. The candlesticks have a slightly grainy finish due to the casting.
Possible small repairs on the underside. 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. Certain destinations, including the US, ban the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell.
Please notify us immediately if you require a special arrangement. Waxantiques is a family business run by husband and wife team Lou and Ann Wax. Our shared interest in antiques led us to change career and start dealing in general antiques shortly after we married. As the years progressed our interest became more focused on antique silverware and its domestic history and twenty five years ago we moved on to Camden Passage to open our specialist silver store waxantiques. In 2018 we finally made our move to the London Silver Vaults.
Our store launched in 2011 now accounts for a substantial and growing proportion of the business to the extent where Ann needs to concentrate on maintaining our online presence, while Lou is responsible for the day to day running of the shop and customer liaison. We are fortunate indeed to have a career which allows us to handle such lovely items, many of which would not be out of place in a museum environment. Perhaps best of all is that it keeps us in contact with customers from all over the world, many of whom we count as good friends as well as colleagues. Welcome to our shop in the London Silver Vaults.Our showcase of Fine Silver and Works of Art, handcrafted by silversmiths from the 1600s onwards, includes beautiful and rare collectors pieces and luxury Antique Table Silver to be used and enjoyed. The item "9532 Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Candlesticks/Candelabra". The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London, England. This item can be shipped worldwide.