Pair of George III Antique Silver Candlestick
Pair of George III Antique Silver Candlestick

Pair of George III Antique Silver Candlesticks made in 1788


A pair of beautifully plain and large George III silver candlesticks. The candlesticks have tapering stems and circular stepped bases.

Date 1788
Made By Tudor & Leader
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W48x32
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Maker: Tudor & Leader

A pair of beautifully plain and large George III antique silver candlesticks. The candlesticks have tapering stems and circular stepped bases.

The vase-shaped capitals have their original hallmarked removable drip pans.

The candlesticks still retain the original mahogany inserts to the bases and are in excellent condition.

These were made in the year that Australia was first colonised.

Dimensions: height 30.5 cm, base 13.5 cm



Tudor & Leader

Tudor & Leader was founded in 1761 by Henry Tudor of Sheffield and Thomas Leader of Broxted in Essex. John Sherburn, a silversmith from Sheffield, joined as a third partner in 1763.

After Sherburn’s death in 1773, Tudor & Leader drew up a new partnership agreement to continue the business together. Tudor & Leader was renowned for producing designs of the highest quality in Old Sheffield Plate.

The firm occupied premises on Sycamore Hill (now Tudor Street). In 1777, Leader leased the house at the end of Surrey Street. This building is now the administrative office of Museums Sheffield.

Samuel Nicholson became a partner in 1783, and the firm changed their name to “Tudor, Leader’s & Nicholson”. Thomas Leader’s brother, Daniel, joined the firm as a partner in 1785. At this time, the business was valued at £18,000 and described as “the Trade or Business of a Silver – and Silver-plated manufacturer and in divers[e] other Goods, wares and merchandise”.

After the elder partners had retired, Daniel Leader and Thomas Leader Jr. continued the business until 1816.

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