An excellent pair of rare early English sterling silver candlesticks. Lovely plain style embellished with broad bands of ribbing, a decoration popular at this time. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square stepped and hollowed out bases with canted corners. Each stick bears the crest of a goats head within the well. Excellent weight and colour. Weight 887 grams, 28.5 troy ounces. Height 17 cms. Base 10.75 cms square. London 1740. Maker William Gould.
These exceptional candlesticks are in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. They are made of very heavy cast silver, thick gauge sterling silver. The silver marks are stamped in each corner underneath both candlesticks and the each sconce has the lion passant. Each has a hand engraved crest which is still sharp. An interesting detail is the date letter stamped under the right hand stick – it has been reversed. 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.