Antique Set of 4 Silver plate Candlesticks by Elkington & Co C1860
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this rare set of four Victorian silver plated candlesticks dating from around 1860. Bearing the makers of mark for the renowned silversmiths Elkington & Co they have wonderful and intricate decoration.
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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Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a fantastic set of silver plate ware. It requires skilled packing and shipping so that it arrives at your location securely and safely. We can transport this set of antique silver plate candlesticks to almost any destination in the world and we will be pleased to handle the wrapping for you, but please do call or email for a transportation quote first, before ordering this set of Victorian silver plated candlesticks so that we can fully meet your delivery needs. We ship totally at zero cost to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy with the pieces, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping fees for this set of antique silver plate candlesticks, unless we have mistakenly outlined the set in some crucial way and you do not get the items as described. You must return the articles in the original packaging and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this set of Victorian silver plated candlesticks.
Some Advice on Buying Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Investing in antique and second-hand silver is a big subject which includes craftsmanship by some of the best master goldsmiths who were world renowned designers in their own right down to the most functional and routine of machine made ordinary household wares. In pondering acquiring this set of antique silver plate candlesticks we are happy to offer a few tips that may help you choose on the thing that is best for you.
Highly cherished for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has special properties that have made it both enchanting and valuable and as a consequence folk have amassed and used it in a wide variety of different forms. There is a huge range of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented on the market today. So how do you know what to pick out?
The foremost rule is that you must buy what you actually like. Give some thought to the reason why you like this set of antique silver plate candlesticks and if it appeals to your aesthetic feeling then why delay? Authorities always say that you should buy the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the oldest or indeed the largest. Do take a little time to learn about the makers and the designs that attract you and this will assist you identify the path you need to take to build up a remarkable silver collection. If you really love a particular piece of silver such as this set of antique silver plate candlesticks you will want to display it to friends and family and your pleasure will translate to them too.
A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has occurred. When selecting silver antiques that are over 200 years old they ought to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to appear as if it just emerged from the workshop - if it really does then it has quite possibly been greatly restored which is not a good thing for a piece of antique silver.
Remember that that in the silver antiques world a little bit of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be carefully taken out. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or decorations. All of these are unacceptable for a piece of great antique silver. The good thing is here at Regent Antiques we are vigilant and offer only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where things like re-plating has been done we will tell you. We always present ample photographs of our silver items so you can see particularly what condition they are in. Do take a couple of minutes to look at the images for this set of antique silver plate candlesticks to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any thoughts about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this set of antique silver plate candlesticks.
Understand that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good plan to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a fairly airtight cabinet if you're able to. This will keep it shining for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this set of antique silver plate candlesticks will literally last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 32 x Width 16 x Depth 16
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08891
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