A Fine Pair Of Georgian Cast Silver Candlesticks By John Cafe. London 1753 For Sale
A Pair of Georgian Cast Silver Candlesticks by John Cafe. London 1753
An extremely fine pair of cast silver table candlesticks with six lobed stepped bases with shell-form decoration.The column turned and tapered with a flared fluted midsection supporting a shell- form knop beneath a plain capital.A petal-form sconce with conforming decoration. Each sconce is individually marked.One has one V-shape nick at the bottom conforming with one V-shape nick to the top of the capital and the other has two of theseand correspondingly on the other capital, so the sconces can't be muddled.
Both sticks fully marked to the underside with the London assay mark, the Lion Passant, the date letter for 1753and the maker's mark of John Cafe, the specialist candlestick maker.Each capital is marked with the Lion Passant and the maker's mark (rubbed).A crest is visible to the top of each sconce and there is a further crest to each base.
These really are superb sticks. Absolutely original condition, of lovely colour and patina.No repairs, no damage and no distortion of any sort. Hallmarks clearly struck.
The very finest possible Georgian solid silver candlesticks by the more rarely encountered John Cafe.
Height: 23cmWidth of base: 13.5cmWeight of both sticks: 1184g or 42oz.
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CONDITION OF SALE
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The item becomes the property of the winning buyer when full payment has been made. I will do my best to ensure its safety until such time as it is posted when it becomes the sole responsibility of the buyer. I strongly recommend full insurance and a tracking number for peace of mind.
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