An Exceptional Set of Four Cast Silver Table Candlesticks, William Cafe, London 1762
An extremely fine set of cast Silver candlesticks of petal form decoration rising from a stepped, circular, rope twist decorated base to a tapered fluted column beneath a hexagonal knop. The capitals of cotton reel form with rope twist decoration. Conforming removable sconces.
Clearly marked to the underside for London 1762 by William Cafe. The capitals marked with a lion passant. The sconces unmarked.
All four candlesticks are in absolutely excellent undamaged original condition. Rope twist decoration is still crisp as are the fluted knops and the column and petal decoration to base. All four stand true on a flat surface and are completely upright. The hallmarks are all clear to each stick and the capitals each have one, two, three, or four marks to the inside rim and the sconces have conforming marks. These candlesticks are really of the very highest quality and unusual to find in such superb order. Of wonderful colour and patina.
Width of base: 5.5 inches or 14cm
Height: 9.75 inches or 25cm
Weight: 2490g or 87.8 oz