A pair of antique silver plated Old Sheffield Plate candlesticks dating from the 1830s. The candlesticks have stamped marks inside the nozzle - a star type mark and the number 5108. The Star mark is associated with T Dixon and co of Birmingham and was first registered in 1784.
Old Sheffield Plate was a method of plating made by fusing silver sheet onto a copper base. This method was superseded by electro-plating around 1840. This handsome pair of candlesticks stand 9 inches high and have bases of 4 3/4 inches in diameter. They have lead ivy leaf and flower gadrooning and the original green felt table protectors to the weighted bases. Together they weight 1227g.
The candlesticks are in good antique condition with most of the plate bing worn off and they are almost fully bled. "Bleeding" is where there is wear to the silver plate showing the copper base, which you generally expect to see with items of Old Sheffield Plate. The finishing to the rim on the nozzle is slightly different on each but, they are a pair as the number attests. They would made a great addition to any dinner table, mantelpiece or side table.
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