George II Silver Candlesticks

Date: 1730

Maker: David Willaume II

Country: England

Stock Number: 8772

A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Weight 931 grams, 29.9 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1730. Maker David Willaume II.

Literature: Cast candlesticks started to appear circa 1685, these are much heavier in weight and capable of withstanding greater wear. The first loaded candlesticks appeared circa 1765 and are made of sheet, and not cast.

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