9303. Antique Silver Candlesticks - Sold


A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems, stepped square bases and detachable sconces. Excellent quality and heavy cast weight. Typical style of the George II candlesticks made by Ebenezer Coker but these candlesticks date to 1908. Weight 1124 grams, 36.1 troy ounces. Height 24.2 cm. Base 11 x 11 cm. London 1908. Maker Thomas Bradbury.

Biography - Thomas Bradbury. This old established Sheffield business originated as Fenton, Creswick & Co (Matthew Fenton , Richard Creswick and William Watson), active silversmiths and Sheffield platers and among the first to enter their mark at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1773. 

In 1789 it became Fenton, Creswick, Oakes & Co and in 1795, Watson & Co (partners Thomas Watson, James Fenton and Thomas Bradbury I (former apprentice of the firm). Later, Thomas Bradbury II and William Watson were admitted to the partnership. 

In 1831 William Watson retired and the business was continued by Bradburys (Thomas I and II) under the style of Thomas Bradbury & Son. The firm was active at Arundel Street, Sheffield with London showroom at 12 Gough Square, Fleet Street. The company continued under control of the Bradbury family and successive generations until it closed in 1943 and dies and tooling were bought by Atkin Brothers.  

Frederick Bradbury is the author of the esteemed "A History of Old Sheffield Plate".

Condition - These excellent quality candle holders are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped on the side of each base and nozzle with a full set of clear and matching English hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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