Gorgeous Pair Antique 1905 English Sterling Silver Candlesticks Candle Holders
Gorgeous Pair Antique 1905 English Sterling Silver Candlesticks Candle Holders. Presented is a great quality pair of English sterling silver candlesticks made by Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd of Sheffield in 1905. This Adams style pair of candlesticks is very decorative. Each square base has cut corners and highly raised urn and large acanthus leaf decorations. The stems are designed with ram's heads over laurel leaf wreaths and bell flower accents. The sockles have festoons of leaves and ribbons going all around. Both candlesticks have their original, beaded rim bobeches or wax drips. Every hardware store sells press-applied felt pieces. Each base has two monograms, they read: MM RB and FGB April 25th 1906. Each base is marked with the crown for Sheffield, the lion passant for sterling silver purity, a date letter n for the year 1905 and a maker's mark for Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd. The removeable wax drips are also hallmarked for Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd as well as the crown for Sheffield and the lion passant for sterling silver purity. This set is in great overall condition and the designs are crisp. Each candlestick has a dent to its sockle, only visible on one side.
They both have some minor dents around the edge of the base. There are no other problems and no repairs.
Each candlestick measures 12 inches tall and the bases are 5 inches by 5 inches. The candlesticks are weighted however the combined weight of the pair is 2356 grams or 83 ounces.
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- Type: Candlesticks
- Age: 1905
- Brand: Hawksworth Eyre ans Co.
- Material: Silver
- Region: United Kingdom
- Maker: Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Year Made: 1905