Set of Four George III Antique Silver Candlesticks made in 1789


A magnificent set of four late 18th-century antique silver bright-cut engraved candlesticks.

Date 1789
Made By John Parsons & Co
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W45x21
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Maker: John Parsons & Co

A magnificent set of four late 18th-century antique silver bright-cut engraved candlesticks.

The candlesticks stand on oval bases and the stems and knops of the candlesticks are beautifully panelled in very impressive fashion. Unfortunately, that makes them difficult to photograph because of their reflection.

The bases are beautifully hand engraved with neoclassical motifs and are engraved to both sides with a contemporary crest of a lion rampant.

They are in the most superb condition and are very well hallmarked on all the bases and all the original detachable nozzles.

Bright-cut engraved candlesticks are reasonably unusual as engraving was more common at this period on salvers, trays and teaware. It would be difficult to find a finer set of late 18th century candlesticks.

Dimensions: height 28.75 cm, length (of base) 15.7 cm, width 12.7 cm

John Parsons & Co

Took over John Winter’s candlesticks business in 1783 and 10 years later (1793) transferred the business to John Green & Company. Exclusive maker of fine candlesticks, candelabra and chambersticks.

John Parsons died in 1814 and when his sister Mary Parsons died in 1815, she left a bequest of £1,500.00 (approx £200 thousand in today’s money) in her will, to help needy silversmiths. This was founded in affectionate memory by her brother and the charity continues today in Sheffield.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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