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Sterling Silver Three Light Candelabrum Centrepiece - Antique George IV
REF: C4198 / LA357839
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A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George IV English sterling silver three light candelabrum centrepiece; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This magnificent antique English sterling silver three light candelabrum has a cylindrical tapering, shaped form. This antique silver centrepiece candelabrum retains the original hallmarked detachable push fit arms. The cast sterling silver scrolling arms are ornamented with large enveloping scrolling leaf designs and accented with naturalistic decoration to the stems. The circular waisted capitals are ornamented with layered water leaf decoration to the lower portions. Each capital surmounts a cast, hallmarked circular shaped drip pan, incorporating a large scrolling leaf design to the anterior surface. The elevated central capital surmounts a waisted shaped boss and features the original, detachable hallmarked cast sterling silver finial snuffer, accented with further organic and leaf designs. This 19th century centrepiece candelabrum can be used as an imposing candlestick once the push fit arms (labra) are detached. The cylindrical tapering portion of the column is embellished with magnificent chased and cast scrolling leaf designs. The column surmounts an impressive swept triform base, incorporating two bands of impressive chased floral and foliate decorated borders to the upper and lower portions. The swept portion of the base is embellished to each side with contemporary bright cut engraved ornamentation: to one side the inscription 'Maurice Reconnoissante' and a badge depicting the crest of a demi-dragon charged with a crescent, holding in the sinister foot a shield, and in the dexter foot a dart headed and feathered, encompassed with the motto 'Tria juncta in uno' - Three joined in one. The third side of the candelabrum base features the exceptional contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms of a bull passant below a crescent within a bordure bezantée of eight, a canton of the last, charged with a horse's head couped. This central escutcheon is encircled with the aforementioned motto and lower portion of this large coat of arms bears the motto 'Deum Cole, regem serva' - Worship God, protect the King*. The base is supported by three impressive cast and applied leaf decorated feet, featuring further scrolling leaf designs in junction with the collet rim. This magnificent candelabrum centrepiece was crafted by the renowned and collectable silversmith William Ker Reid** in London, England. * These heraldic markings, coat of arms and motto pertain to the the Cole family. ** William Ker Reid (1787-1868) is a distiguishable and well-known Newcastle silversmith. In 1812 he established a business partnership with Joseph Craddock on Leather Lane in London; he secured his freedom of the Goldsmith company in 1814, and became a Liveryman in 1818. In 1825 William Ker Reid created his own account on Chancery Lane, London, later to expand the firm to become W.K. Reid & Son, incorporating an apprenticeship with his son Edward Ker Reid. He did however remain an absent partner of Reid & Sons, Newcastle-upon-Tyne until 1858. Dimensions Height 60.4cm/23.8" Width across arms 40.5cm/15.9" Width of base 28.4cm/11.2" Diameter of drip pan 9.2cm/3.6" Weight 147 troy ounces/4571g
AC Silver has clarified that the Sterling Silver Three Light Candelabrum Centrepiece - Antique George IV (LA357839) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1829
This antique 19th century centrepiece candelabrum is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The cast and chased decoration is very sharp. The hallmarks struck to the surface of the base and sleeve of the central boss, in addition to the part hallmarks to each detachable component are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
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This Sterling Silver Three Light Candelabrum Centrepiece - Antique George IV is located in Newcastle, UK