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Antique Portuguese Silver Candlesticks c.1800 (1 of 9)
AC Silver
Tyne and Wear, UK

Andrew Campbell, founder and owner of AC Silver, has been dealing in antique silver and antique jewellery since 1977. In addition to a premier retail premises in Newcastle, north-east England, Andrew has developed an internationally recognised online store, serving both new and return customers nationally and worldwide. Andrew personally sources a wide range of items, including antique jewellery, antique diamond rings and antique gemstone rings. Andrew has also developed a fine and comprehensive inventory of antique silverware, AC Silver is a respected and trusted specialist in its field.

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Antique Portuguese Silver Candlesticks c.1800

REF: C7184 / LA434958
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Exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Portuguese cast silver candlesticks; part of our 19th century ornamental silverware collection These exceptional antique Portuguese cast silver candlesticks have a circular rounded knopped form to a swept circular spreading base. These antique candlesticks feature bell shaped capitals, encompassed with fluted decoration to the lower portion. Each capital is fitted with an impressive sconce, encompassed with a thread decorated border to the rim. The tapering cylindrical columns are encompassed with further fluted decoration, and each incorporates a thread decorated knop to the upper and lower portions. These antique cast silver candlesticks have circular bases ornamented with alternating fluted and batwing decoration to the swept portion, to a collet style rim. The underside of each base is further embellished with a contemporary engraved inscription 'Varziella Anno De 1804 Lemos Pezaó 14800, Feitio 3600'. These exceptional antique silver candlesticks do not have weighted bases. The hallmarks struck to the rim of each foot consists of: Assay scrape: Zickzack line (Tremolierstrich) City mark: Oporto, Portugal* These exceptional candlesticks are the finest examples of their type you could hope to acquire. Note: *This mark was used between 1768 and 1810; this in conjunction with the contemporary engraved inscription determines the date as circa 1800.


Height 21.1cm/8.3" Diameter of sconce 5cm/2" Diameter of base 11.7cm/4.6" Weight: 16.9 troy ounces/526g


AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Portuguese Silver Candlesticks c.1800 (LA434958) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1800


These antique Portuguese candle holders are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The cast decoration is all very sharp. The Portuguese hallmarks struck to the rim of each base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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