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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Beautiful Pair of George II Silver-Gilt Cast Candlesticks"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Both candlesticks are clearly hallmarked for the renowned silversmith Edward Aldridge, London 1741. One capital is marked with the lion passant.
The sconces are hallmarked for Andrew Crespel & Thomas Parker, London 1866, the makers mark is only partially struck on each.
The sconces fit very well and they were likely made bespoke for the candlesticks as originally they probably had no sconces.
It is incredibly rare to find candlesticks made by Edward Aldridge as he usually made very fine pierced work, like baskets.
It is very unusual to find such beautifully designed & decorated candlesticks in such pristine condition and as such these exceptional and rare George II candlesticks are highly collectable.
Width of base (at widest point): 4 1/4 inches or 10.5cm
Height: 6 3/4 inches or 17cm
Individual weights: 15.7oz (445g) & 15.9oz (452g)
Total Weight: 31.6oz or 897g
The gilding is in very fine condition and shows no signs of ware. No erasures or repairs.