Hallmarked Silver Five Light Candelabrum made in 1973

£2,800

A fine and large candelabrum centrepiece in the late 18th century style. The candelabrum is struck with the special date letter for the bicentenary of the Sheffield assay office (1773 - 1973).

Date 1973
Made By Roberts & Belk Ltd
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W57x29
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W57x29
Date:
1973
Maker: Roberts & Belk Ltd
£2,800
Description

A fine and large candelabrum centrepiece in the late 18th century style.

The candelabrum is also octagonal in style with a detachable branch and removable nozzles.

The candelabrum is struck with the special date letter for the bicentenary of the Sheffield assay office (1773 – 1973). They reuse the original date letter from 1773, which makes it very collectable.

A very attractive centrepiece candelabrum in excellent condition throughout.

Dimensions: height 40.5 cm, candlestick only 30.5 cm; weight (of branch) 43 troy oz.

Maker
Roberts & Belk Ltd

The firm was established as Furniss, Poles & Turner. The first hallmark was entered in Sheffield Assay Office as “plate worker, Furnival Street, Sheffield” on December 20, 1810.

From c. 1822 to 1945 the firm traded as William Briggs (hallmark entered as Plate Worker, Button Lane on August 14, 1822). Later, William Briggs entered in partnership with Samuel Roberts and Joseph Slater.

In 1845, the firm, trading as Roberts & Slater, silver and electroplate manufacturers, entered its hallmark in Sheffield Assay Office (September 1, 1845. Address: Furnivall Street).

After the retirement of Joseph Slater (1858), the activity was continued until 1863 under the style Roberts & Briggs (hallmark entered on September 1, 1859).

In 1863, after the retirement of William Briggs, the firm changed to Roberts & Belk (the new partner was Charles Belk). Its first hallmarks were entered in Sheffield Assay Office on February 1, 1864.

In 1879, after the retirement of Samuel Roberts, the activity was continued solely by Charles Belk maintaining the style Roberts & Belk.

Besides the Sheffield factory, the firms were active also in London, with showrooms at 28 Ely Place, Holborn (1858) and later at Gresham House, 24 Holborn Viaduct (1883).

In 1901, the firm became Roberts & Belk Ltd and in 1961 was bought by C.J. Vander Ltd.

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Delivery Charges:
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For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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