9094. George III Silver Candlesticks - Price £3,250


A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with detachable sconces. Very attractive design with a decorative vase shaped stem and shaped bases with shell motifs. This design is repeated on the detachable sconces. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. These are a copy of an earlier design, probably custom made to match an existing pair. There is a similar pair c.1735 in Peter Waldron’s esteemed work “Price Guide to Antique Silver”.
Total weight 920 grams, 29.5 troy ounces. Height 21 cms. Base 10.8. London 1774. Maker Robert Jones.

Biography - Robert Jones I, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark as plateworker 1774. 2nd mark, in partnership with John Scofield 1776. His wife Elizabeth entered her mark in 1783 after Jones’s death.

Robert Jones II, son of Robert Jones II, apprenticed Hougham 1787, free 1794. Mark entered as plateworker 1796.

Condition - These fine candlesticks are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Both completely matching and original. Excellent patina. Each stick is stamped underneath with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, the top of the sticks has the lion mark and makers mark (some rubbing), and the removable sconces are unmarked.
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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