For weekly notifications of new arrivals in your categories of interest please click HERE. Our London showrooms Open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm Open Sat 24th November 10am – 4pm We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this rare set of four Victorian silver plated candlesticks dating from around This set of antique silver plate candlesticks feature a leaf-shaped capital, a knopped stem with bands of thread and read decoration encircling the bottom border, on a sunken well to a shaped based decorated with acanthus leaves. This wonderful set of Victorian silver plated candlesticks retain their original detachable push fit sconces with shaped leaf decoration to the rim. They are in excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please do take a few moments to view the photographs in our photo gallery to confirm this as well as to appreciate the very fine craftsmanship that has gone into these fabulous antique silver plated candlesticks.
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From sporting to hardware pencils, figural, regal and fruit pencils, the collection epitomises the very best of whimsical British design with the majority created by English manufacturer Sampson Mordan, in addition to examples from other noted makers including Tiffany and Asprey. Ken is a regular exhibitor and has decided to take this opportunity to show his collection to our many thousands of enthusiastic collectors.
From the budding fisherman who needs an appropriate pencil to note down the weights of his catch to the adventurer who needs a pencil that includes a compass to help him discover hidden corners of the globe, the KB Collection has a unique pencil for every endeavour — from sporting pencils to hardware pencils via figural pencils, regal pencils and fruit pencils. Each individual pencil, while being exquisite on their own, forms an integral part of this collection; the most humble of pencils is presented next to the most rare and most ornately decorated.
The importance of the collection as a whole is paramount. I was fortunate enough to buy an extensive collection of pencils which has helped consolidate the KB Collection into what it is today and has formed the basis for the book which accompanies it.
Antique Lighting Light up a room, a face, a life with a beautiful antique chandelier from historic Italy or France. We have antique lighting styles to add that special touch to any décor, all dating from long ago.
The plate is fabulous quality, very heavy, the bears 4 sets of 3 are cast and applied, the detail is lovely. Mappin and Webb was founded in , it still exists today and is one of Britain’s most prestigious brands. The was produced just after the end of World War II, silver was very cheap, items from this period are often heavy and superb quality.
One of the nicest Christening present a baby could hope to receive. Note – we have 2 matching items, a mug and bowl, S and S The brooch is rectangular, with a wavy crosshatch bar pattern interspersed with 3 different sizes of silver balls, this has been described as the Jensen “Silver Ball” brooch. The brooch is clearly hallmarked with interesting marks, 6 distinct punch groupings have been used, so quite unusual to have so many hallmarks on such a small piece.
The first 4 marks would have been added in Denmark, the last 2 on import into London in
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It is fun to learn the history and origin of old cast iron cookware. It can also be a huge learning curve. Here are tips to help you with your research as you venture into the world of vintage cast iron skillet identification. This is an overview; there are many ins and outs and exceptions, of course.
Antique Candle Holders 18th C. French Candlestick. $ Superbly nade Queen Anne style brass candlestick. $ Pair!8th C style Queen Anne candlestick. Pair antique brass candlesticks push-ups. $ Antique American brass Federal style candlestick. $ Rare antique brass travel candleholder.
How to Determine the Year a Table Lamp Was Manufactured Antique lighting fixtures are a valuable and inspirational decorative accent in a real estate investment. The historical significance and unique styling associated with antique lighting fixtures make them a luxurious element in a home design. If you have antique lighting fixtures and want to identify them by age, period and genre, there are several ways to evaluate and assess their historical relevance.
It’s important to research carefully to ensure that a piece is authentic rather than a modern reproduction. Examine the Fixture for Markings Study the light fixture for manufacturer impressions, initials and hallmarks. Examine the metal framework supporting the fixture, the base of the light and the arms connecting to the globes. Most markings are company names or signatures that were incorporated into the original casting.
According to Vintage Lights, many of the numbers on antique lighting fixtures represent casting marks that showed the installer how to connect the pieces. As a result, some antique fixtures have multiple numbers, primarily used for internal use by the manufacturer. These numbers weren’t usually recorded as serial numbers and aren’t necessarily useful for identifying the fixture; however, they do help distinguish originals from reproductions.
Study the Design Elements Research antique lighting styles and visit antique stores to compare and discuss historical influences associated with your lighting fixture. For example, early antique Fenton light fixtures exemplified Gone with the Wind designs and incorporated rounded vertical globes and brass hardware into their construction.
Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal. Antique Treen – a brief history In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general. Treen covers a wide spectrum of objects, however ornaments are never described as treen, as all treen were made for a specific use and in their making a well proportioned attractive form is conveyed through a high level of craftsmanship.
A suitable timber for its purpose was always used and nowadays through many years of use a good colour and patination is most desired. In the 17th century in England the turner most probably had no equal, and the wealthy of those days had their vessels made from imported woods such as lignum vitae.
The first thing to look at is the dial. The repro sticks used Automatic Electric (AE) dials. They can be differentiated from WE dials at a glance by the location of the finger stop.
Lovely plain style and very good weight. Gilt interior and inscription to the inside rim. Weight grams, Height 29 cms to top of lid , Spread across handles 25 cms. Maker Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp. Lovely plain style and very good Classic Georgian style with the half fluted decoration popular at the time and large curled and decorative side handles. Detachable covers and liners.
Classic Georgian style with the half fluted decoratio It is quite remarkable to find a piece of silver of such an early date and especially in such excellent condition.
Antique Original Art Nouveau 1890-1910 Candlesticks/matched Pair
Selling pewter on the internet Selling pewter on the internet Some notes to help you sell your pewter on the internet. The best prices for antique pewter will be paid by specialist collectors and specialist dealers, most are knowledgeable and if not have access to those who are. Presenting your piece or pieces well will help to sell the goods. Presenting and describing them poorly will turn off many potential customers. First a few general points Where does antique pewter sell?
Chinese pewter interests some in the USA but has little following elsewhere, except in Chinese communities.
Feb 09, · Here is a partial list of the antique silver maker marks we have in stock. This is by no means a complete collection of makers marks. If you do not see the mark your looking for, I would suggest you visit They will most likely have the makers mark your looking for.
What is a courting candle? Large tapers used for lighting medieval courtrooms b. Candles carried by 18th Century English suitors to help light darkened pathways c. American Colonial-era candleholder used as a time-keeper marking the length of time a suitor could visit Home section, Page 1. American Colonial-era candleholder used as a time-keeper marking the length of time a suitor could visit.
Early American legend has it that the courting candle, a spiral, iron-forged candleholder, was used to determine how long a suitor was welcome to visit. The story goes that a young woman’s father set the candle to a certain height of his choosing in the candleholder.
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What is a courting candle? June 28, By Michele M. Large tapers used for lighting medieval courtrooms b.
Dated candlesticks are rare and this style of dating is itself unusual. ‘7mo.’ appears to be an abbreviation of the Latin word ‘ septimo ‘, i.e. ‘on the seventh (day of)’, so the date concerned is 7th November
A wide variety exist from simple baluster or column stems to elaborate shapes. Early types were solid cast brass construction usually in two pieces the stem and base. Then finished on a lathe and put together. Construction techniques changed through the years allowing for economical methods to make brass candlesticks. Cores were used to cast hollow voids in the base and stems saving on material used.
Even then, thick areas under the bases were turned on lathes to remove yet more material, and to lighten the candle holder. Another method that came about was to cast the holders in two halves that could be brazed together. These can be identified by a light seam running vertical up two sides of the candlestick. Construction methods for removing the unburned candle stub can also be helpful in dating brass candle holders.